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buttonbush

[buht-n-boo sh]
noun
  1. a North American shrub, Cephalanthus occidentalis, of the madder family, having globular flower heads.
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Origin of buttonbush

First recorded in 1625–35; button + bush1
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Historical Examples

  • In this typical swamp the buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis, is practically the only plant present.

    The Mammals of Warren Woods, Berrien County, Michigan

    Lee Raymond Dice