[kleer-uh-den-druh m, kler-]
- any of numerous tropical trees or shrubs of the genus Clerodendrum, having clusters of variously colored flowers.
Also cle·ro·den·dron [kleer-uh-den-druh n, kler-] /ˌklɪər əˈdɛn drən, ˌklɛr-/.
Origin of clerodendrum
< New Latin (Linnaeus), equivalent to Greek klēro- (combining form of klêros lot, chance) + déndron tree; allegedly so named in reference to the varying uses of its species, some being medicinal, some poisonous
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