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laurustinus

Line breaks: lau¦rus|ti¦nus
Pronunciation: /ˌlɒrəˈstʌɪnəs
 
, ˌlɔː-/

Definition of laurustinus in English:

noun

An evergreen winter-flowering viburnum with dense glossy green leaves and white or pink flowers, native to the Mediterranean area.
  • Viburnum tinus, family Caprifoliaceae
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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