co·​to·​ne·​as·​ter | \ kə-ˈtō-nē-ˌa-stər How to pronounce cotoneaster (audio) , ˈkä-tᵊn-ˌē- \

Definition of cotoneaster

: any of a genus (Cotoneaster) of Old World flowering shrubs of the rose family

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Recent Examples on the Web Delphinium defoliators, cotoneaster leaf rollers: Hand pick. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Chickweed and horsetails: Weed them now, while it’s early in the season," 28 May 2020 Leafrollers are tying leaves of redbuds, sweetgums, vinca groundcover, pyracanthas, cotoneasters and other plants together. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "The tough half of the gardening marathon is ahead. Here's how to finish strong," 6 July 2018 This bacterial disease afflicts only apple, pear, and hawthorn trees, and pyracantha and cotoneaster shrubs. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Cool, rainy spring prompts alert for fire blight on Valley trees, plants | Idaho Statesman," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cotoneaster

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cotoneaster

New Latin, genus name, from Latin cotoneum quince + New Latin -aster

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“Cotoneaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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