[ see-uh-noh-thuh s ]
/ ˌsi əˈnoʊ θəs /

noun, plural ce·a·no·thus·es.

any North American shrub or small tree of the largely western genus Ceanothus, having clusters of small white or blue flowers.

Origin of ceanothus

< New Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek keánōthos a species of thistle
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/ (ˌsiːəˈnəʊθəs) /


any shrub of the North American rhamnaceous genus Ceanothus: grown for their ornamental, often blue, flower clusters

Word Origin for ceanothus

C19: New Latin, from Greek keanōthos a kind of thistle
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