cotoneaster

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noun co·to·ne·as·ter \kə-ˈtō-nē-ˌa-stər, ˈkä-tən-ˌē-\

Definition of cotoneaster

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

Origin and Etymology of cotoneaster

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


First Known Use: 1796


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