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chimonanthus

Line breaks: chimo|nan¦thus
Pronunciation: /ˌkʌɪmə(ʊ)ˈnanθəs
 
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Definition of chimonanthus in English:

noun

A shrub of the Chinese genus Chimonanthus (family Calycanthaceae), especially the wintersweet.
Example sentences
  • Chimonanthus comes to life in the dead of winter, its bare woody stems dripping with gloriously fragrant, pendent yellow flowers that are tinged with purple in the centre.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek kheimōn 'winter' + anthos 'flower'.

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