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leucothoe

[loo-koth-oh-ee]
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noun
  1. any of various shrubs of the genus Leucothoe, of the heath family, having clusters of white or pinkish flowers.
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Origin of leucothoe

< New Latin (1834), after Latin Leucothoē a legendary princess turned into a fragrant bush by Apollo
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Examples from the Web for leucothoe

Historical Examples

  • She secretly followed him into the palace, and found him making love to Leucothoe.

    Gods and Heroes

    R. E. Francillon

  • Little clouds of fragrance drifted through the air, as the wind swayed rows and rows of the transparent bells of the leucothoe.

    Everyday Adventures

    Samuel Scoville