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osteospermum

Line breaks: osteo|sper¦mum
Pronunciation: /ɒstɪəʊˈspəːməm
 
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Definition of osteospermum in English:

noun (plural osteospermums)

A plant or shrub of the daisy family, native to Africa and the Middle East, some varieties of which are cultivated for their yellow, violet, pink, or white flowers.
  • Genus Osteospermum, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • Daisies such as arcotis, erigerum, gazanias and osteospermums are terrific value, flowering for many months of summer.
  • I love rudbeckias of all sizes, shastas similarly, colourful chrysanthemums and coreopsis, marguerites, ox-eyes, osteospermums; the list is almost endless.
  • That does not, however, mean that I will stop bugging the local nurseries to stock the exotic osteospermum!

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin, from osteo- + Greek sperma 'seed'.

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