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laurustinus

[ lawr-uh-stahy-nuhs ]
/ ˌlɔr əˈstaɪ nəs /
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noun
a southern European evergreen shrub, Viburnum tinus, of the honeysuckle family, having large clusters of white or pinkish flowers.
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Origin of laurustinus

1655–65; <New Latin, formerly laurus tīnus (Latin laurus laurel + tīnus a plant, perhaps laurustinus)
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British Dictionary definitions for laurustinus

laurustinus
/ (ˌlɔːrəˈstaɪnəs) /

noun
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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