ruscus

noun
rus·​cus | \ ˈrəskəs \

Definition of ruscus

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 plural -es : any plant of the genus Ruscus

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First Known Use of ruscus

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ruscus

New Latin, from Latin, butcher's-broom

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“Ruscus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruscus. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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