Winter sweet

wintersweet

[win-ter-sweet]
noun
a shrub, Chimonanthus praecox, native to China, having large leaves and fragrant yellow flowers.

Origin:
1890–95; winter + sweet

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winter sweet

noun
1. dwarf aromatic shrub of Crete [syn: dittany of crete
2. aromatic Eurasian perennial [syn: oregano
3. medium-sized shrubby tree of South Africa having thick leathery evergreen leaves and white or pink flowers and globose usually two-seeded purplish black fruits 
4. deciduous Japanese shrub cultivated for its fragrant yellow flowers [syn: Japan allspice
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