laurustinus

laurustinus

[lawr-uh-stahy-nuhs]
noun
a southern European evergreen shrub, Viburnum tinus, of the honeysuckle family, having large clusters of white or pinkish flowers.

Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin, formerly laurus tīnus (Latin laurus laurel + tīnus a plant, perhaps laurustinus)

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laurustinus (ˌlɔːrəˈstaɪnəs)
 
n
a Mediterranean caprifoliaceous shrub, Viburnum tinus, with glossy evergreen leaves and white or pink fragrant flowers
 
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin laurus laurel]

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