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buttonbush

Syllabification: but·ton·bush
Pronunciation: /ˈbətnˌbo͝oSH
 
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Definition of buttonbush in English:

noun

A low-growing North American aquatic shrub of the bedstraw family, with small tubular flowers that form globular flower heads.
  • Cephalanthus occidentalis, family Rubiaceae
Example sentences
  • Native buttonbush and Southern wax myrtle put up with poor drainage.
  • Common buttonbush is the most abundant shrub, though bastard false indigo and silverling are also present.
  • Butterflies feasted on purple asters, and dragonflies zigzagged over the buttonbushes, which bore a crop of round, dry fruits.

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