Definition of laurustinus in English:

laurustinus

Syllabification: lau·rus·ti·nus
Pronunciation: /ˌlôˈrə-stīnəs, ˌlä-, -ˈstē-
 
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noun

  • An evergreen winter-flowering viburnum with dense glossy green leaves and white or pink flowers, native to the Mediterranean area and cultivated elsewhere.
    • Viburnum tinus, family Caprifoliaceae
    More example sentences
    • Throughout the winter, we get blooms from the sturdy evergreen shrub known commonly as laurustinus.
    • Non-native plants, such as Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus) will also contribute to the increasing number of late winter pit stops for insects.
    • Each had its gay little garden, its shrubbery of lilac, holly, or laurustinus, and its creeper-covered porch.

Origin

early 17th century: modern Latin, from Latin laurus 'laurel' + tinus 'wild laurel'.

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