noun rus·cus \ˈrəskəs\

Definition of ruscus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of European evergreen shrubs (family Liliaceae) with leaflike phylloclades, small greenish flowers, and red berries — see butcher's-broom

  2. 2 plural -es :  any plant of the genus Ruscus

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Origin and Etymology of ruscus

New Latin, from Latin, butcher's-broom

First Known Use: 1562

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