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calluna

Line breaks: cal|luna
Pronunciation: /kəˈluːnə
 
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Definition of calluna in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The common heather of Europe and Asia Minor.
Example sentences
  • The bud bloomer form has been popular in Germany for many years and was developed from a cross between Calluna vulgaris and a moorland calluna, which had grown with unopened flowers.
  • They are not as hateful of chalk as are the callunas but they'll be even better where soil is lime-free.
  • The winter-flowering carneas and the summer-flowering callunas provide foliage and floral interest throughout the year.

Origin

early 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek kallunein 'beautify, sweep clean' (from kallos 'beauty'). The notion of ‘sweeping’ is also seen in the noun broom, brooms being originally made of twigs of heather or broom.

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