symphoricarpos

noun
sym·​pho·​ri·​car·​pos | \ ˌsim(p)fərəˈkärˌpäs \

Definition of symphoricarpos

1 capitalized : a small genus of North American shrubs (family Caprifoliaceae) having bell-shaped flowers in axillary racemes succeeded by fleshy white or red 2-seeded berries — see coralberry, snowberry
2 plural symphoricarpos : any plant of the genus Symphoricarpos

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History and Etymology for symphoricarpos

New Latin, from Greek symphora act of gathering or collecting (from sympherein to bring together, from syn- + pherein to bear, carry) + New Latin -i- + Greek karpos fruit; from the clustering of the fruit

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“Symphoricarpos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symphoricarpos. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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