Definition of wintersweet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwin(t)ərˌswēt/


A deciduous Chinese shrub that produces heavily scented yellow flowers in winter before the leaves appear, grown in North America as an ornamental.
  • Chimonanthus praecox, family Calycanthaceae
Example sentences
  • 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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