capitalized : a genus of Asian shrubs (family Verbenaceae) with a 5-lobed corolla, four exserted stamens, and a fruit of 4-winged nutlets see bluebeard entry 3
plural caryopterides
: any plant of the genus Caryopteris

Word History


New Latin, from cary- + -pteris (irregular from Greek pteron wing); from the wings on the carpels

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“Caryopteris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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