ceanothus

noun
ce·a·no·thus | \ˌsē-ə-ˈnō-thəs \

Definition of ceanothus 

: any of a genus (Ceanothus) of American vines, shrubs, and small trees of the buckthorn family having the calyx disk adherent to the ovary

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This sale features drought-tolerant Southwestern, California native and Australian plants — including ceanothus, tecoma, manzanita and westringia — as well as cactuses, succulents, tomato and vegetable seedlings, fruit trees and herbs. Jeanette Marantos, latimes.com, "It's spring gardening season: 12 plant sales to get you digging," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of ceanothus

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ceanothus

New Latin, from Greek keanōthos, a thistle

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