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

Word History


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

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“Chimonanthus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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