Definition of sarcococca in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsɑːkə(ʊ)ˈkɒksə/

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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.
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.


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

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