ceanothus

ceanothus

[see-uh-noh-thuhs]
noun, plural ceanothuses.
any North American shrub or small tree of the largely western genus Ceanothus, having clusters of small white or blue flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek keánōthos a species of thistle

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ceanothus (ˌsiːəˈnəʊθəs)
 
n
any shrub of the North American rhamnaceous genus Ceanothus: grown for their ornamental, often blue, flower clusters
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek keanōthos a kind of thistle]

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