[ lawr-uh-stahy-nuh s ]
/ ˌlɔr əˈstaɪ nəs /


a southern European evergreen shrub, Viburnum tinus, of the honeysuckle family, having large clusters of white or pinkish flowers.

Origin of laurustinus

1655–65; < New Latin, formerly laurus tīnus (Latin laurus laurel + tīnus a plant, perhaps laurustinus) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for laurustinus

/ (ˌlɔːrəˈstaɪnəs) /


a Mediterranean caprifoliaceous shrub, Viburnum tinus, with glossy evergreen leaves and white or pink fragrant flowers

Word Origin for laurustinus

C17: from New Latin, from Latin laurus laurel
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