retinispora

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noun

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variants or retinospora
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plural -s
1
: any of various Japanese ornamental dwarf shrubs of the genus Chamaecyparis that resemble cypresses
especially : any of several shrubs that are horticultural varieties derived from the sawara cypress or the sun tree
2
: any of several shrubs of the genus Thuja that retain the needlelike juvenile foliage permanently and are propagated by cuttings or grafting

Retinispora

2 of 2
Ret·​i·​nis·​po·​ra
ˌretᵊnˈispərə

taxonomic synonym of chamaecyparis

Word History

Etymology

Noun

New Latin

New Latin, from retin- entry 1 + -spora

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“Retinispora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retinispora. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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