Definition of wintersweet in English:


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  • A deciduous Chinese shrub which produces heavily scented yellow flowers in winter before the leaves appear.
    • Chimonanthus praecox, family Calycanthaceae
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    • Set as a backdrop, these colourful stems provide an excellent foil for the wintersweet.
    • There were camellias flowering, witch hazel and wintersweet, and rows of paperwhites beside the driveway.
    • We all say that the witch hazel is under-utilized, but the wintersweet is nowhere to be found.

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