chimonanthus

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

Definition of chimonanthus 

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

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History and Etymology for chimonanthus

New Latin, from Greek cheimōn winter + New Latin -anthus

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