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cercis

[sur-sis] /ˈsɜr sɪs/
noun
1.
any shrub or small tree of the genus Cercis, as the redbud or Judas tree.
Origin
< New Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek kerkís redbud, literally, weaver's shuttle (perhaps after the shape of the fruit), derivative of kérkos tail
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cercis

/ˈsɜːsɪs/
noun
1.
any tree or shrub of the leguminous genus Cercis, which includes the redbud and Judas tree
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek kerkis weaver's shuttle, Judas tree
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