Definition of sarcococca in English:

sarcococca

Line breaks: sarco|cocca
Pronunciation: /ˌsɑːkə(ʊ)ˈkɒksə
 
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noun

  • A small East Asian winter-flowering shrub of the box family, with white or pink flowers and black or red berries.
    • Genus Sarcococca, family Buxaceae
    More example sentences
    • From now through mid-March, deciduous trees show off their elegant forms, primroses are in flower, and winter bloomers such as witch hazel and sarcococca are perfuming the air.
    • Gardenia, jasmine, sarcococca, and sweet olive fill the air with perfume.
    • The stone walls are studded with plantings of clematis, espaliered trees, and a sarcococca plant - a fragrant evergreen that blooms in early spring.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek sarx, sarc- 'flesh' + kokkos 'berry'.

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