chimonanthus

noun chi·mo·nan·thus \ˌkīməˈnan(t)thəs\

Definition of chimonanthus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of evergreen or deciduous Asian shrubs (family Calycanthaceae) often included in the genus Calycanthus but having scaly buds and yellow flowers with five or six stamens

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Chimonanthus; especially :  japan allspice

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Origin and Etymology of chimonanthus

New Latin, from Greek cheimōn winter + New Latin -anthus — more at hibernate


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