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euonymus

[yoo-on-uh-muh s] /yuˈɒn ə məs/
noun
1.
any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Euonymus, of northern temperate regions, having opposite leaves, branching clusters of small, greenish or purplish flowers, and crimson or rose-colored capsules that on opening disclose the seed.
Also, evonymus.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < New Latin; Latin, noun use of Greek euṓnymos of good name. See eu-, -onym, -ous
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euonymus

/juːˈɒnɪməs/
noun
1.
any tree or shrub of the N temperate genus Euonymus, such as the spindle tree, whose seeds are each enclosed in a fleshy, typically red, aril: family Celastraceae
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: spindle tree, from Greek euōnumos fortunately named, from eu- + onomaname
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