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callistemon Line breaks: cal¦li|ste¦mon
Pronunciation: /ˌkalɪˈstiːmən/

Definition of callistemon in English:


A plant of a genus that comprises the bottlebrushes.
  • Genus Callistemon, family Myrtaceae
Example sentences
  • Dwarf callistemons and dianellas are good in sunny spots.
  • Native plants with needle-like leaves or those with a small surface area such as many callistemons are also reliable in heat.
  • When can I transplant a callistemon and how should I prune it?


Modern Latin, from Greek kallos 'beauty' + stēmōn 'thread or stamen'.

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