leucothoe

leucothoe

[loo-koth-oh-ee]
noun
any of various shrubs of the genus Leucothoe, of the heath family, having clusters of white or pinkish flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1834), after Latin Leucothoē a legendary princess turned into a fragrant bush by Apollo

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leucothoe

noun
any plant of the genus Leucothoe; grown for their beautiful white flowers; glossy foliage contains a poisonous substance similar to that found in genus Kalmia 
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