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embothrium

/ (ɪmˈbɒθrɪəm) /
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noun
any evergreen shrub of the genus Embothrium, esp E. coccineum, native to South America but widely cultivated as an ornamental for its scarlet flowers: family ProteaceaeAlso called: Chilean firebush
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Word Origin for embothrium

C19: from em- + Greek bothrion small pit (referring to its anthers)
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