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cotoneaster

[kuh-toh-nee-as-ter, kot-n-ee-ster] /kəˌtoʊ niˈæs tər, ˈkɒt nˌi stər/
noun
1.
any of various shrubs or small trees belonging to the genus Cotoneaster, of the rose family, having white or pink flowers and bearing a red or black, berrylike fruit, grown as an ornamental.
Origin of cotoneaster
1789
1789; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin cotōne(a) quince + -aster -aster2
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cotoneaster

/kəˌtəʊnɪˈæstə/
noun
1.
any Old World shrub of the rosaceous genus Cotoneaster: cultivated for their small ornamental white or pinkish flowers and red or black berries
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Latin cotōneumquince
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