euonymus

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noun eu·on·y·mus \ yü-ˈä-nə-məs \

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Origin and Etymology of euonymus

New Latin, genus name, from Latin euonymos spindle tree, from Greek euōnymos, from euōnymos having an auspicious name, from eu- + onyma name — more at name


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euonymus

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noun eu·on·y·mus \ yü-ˈän-ə-məs \

medical Definition of euonymus

1 a capitalized :a genus (family Celastraceae) of often evergreen shrubs, small trees, or vines
b :any member of the genus Euonymus
2 :the dried bark of the root of a shrub of the genus Euonymus (E. atropurpureus) used as a cathartic

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