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  1. any of various trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Photinia, of the rose family, having clusters of small white flowers and red, berrylike fruit.

Origin of photinia

< New Latin (1821) < Greek phōtein(ós) shining, bright, (derivative of phṓs, stem phōt- light) + New Latin -ia -ia; so named in reference to the glossy evergreen leaves and white flowers
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