Definition of chimonanthus in English:


Line breaks: chimo|nan¦thus
Pronunciation: /ˌkʌɪmə(ʊ)ˈnanθəs


A shrub of the Chinese genus Chimonanthus (family Calycanthaceae), especially the wintersweet.
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  • 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.


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

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