caryopteris

noun car·y·op·ter·is \-ˈäptərə̇s\

Definition of caryopteris

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Asian shrubs (family Verbenaceae) with a 5-lobed corolla, four exserted stamens, and a fruit of 4-winged nutlets — see 3bluebeard

  2. 2 plural caryopterides \-ˌäpˈterəˌdēz\ :  any plant of the genus Caryopteris

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Origin and Etymology of caryopteris

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


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