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viburnum

[vahy-bur-nuh m] /vaɪˈbɜr nəm/
noun
1.
any of numerous shrubs or trees belonging to the genus Viburnum, of the honeysuckle family, certain species of which, as the cranberry bush, V. opulus, or snowball, are cultivated for ornament.
2.
the dried bark of various species of Viburnum, used in medicine.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin vīburnum wayfaring tree
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  • The viburnum leaf beetle and emerald ash borer have threatened other damage.
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viburnum

/vaɪˈbɜːnəm/
noun
1.
any of various temperate and subtropical caprifoliaceous shrubs or trees of the genus Viburnum, such as the wayfaring tree, having small white flowers and berry-like red or black fruits
2.
the dried bark of several species of this tree, sometimes used in medicine
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: wayfaring tree
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Word Origin and History for viburnum
n.

genus of shrubs, the arrowwood, 1731, from Latin viburnum, which is said to be probably an Etruscan loan-word.

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