Origin of cercis

< New Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek kerkís redbud, literally, weaver's shuttle (perhaps after the shape of the fruit), derivative of kérkos tail
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  1. any tree or shrub of the leguminous genus Cercis, which includes the redbud and Judas tree

Word Origin for cercis

C19: New Latin, from Greek kerkis weaver's shuttle, Judas tree
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