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[loo-koth-oh-ee] /luˈkɒθ oʊˌi/
any of various shrubs of the genus Leucothoe, of the heath family, having clusters of white or pinkish flowers.
Origin of leucothoe
< New Latin (1834), after Latin Leucothoē a legendary princess turned into a fragrant bush by Apollo Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She secretly followed him into the palace, and found him making love to leucothoe.

    Gods and Heroes R. E. Francillon
  • Little clouds of fragrance drifted through the air, as the wind swayed rows and rows of the transparent bells of the leucothoe.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville

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