noun can·tu·ta \kan‧ˈtütə\
variants: less commonly



Definition of cantuta



  1. :  a shrub or small tree (Cantua buxifolia) used as an ornamental in the southwestern U.S. and having a showy yellow-striped pink or red flower —called also Inca magic flower

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Origin and Etymology of cantuta

Spanish, cantuta, variant of cantú — more at cantua

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