[ loo-koth-oh-ee ]

  1. any of various shrubs of the genus Leucothoe, of the heath family, having clusters of white or pinkish flowers.

Origin of leucothoe

<New Latin (1834), after Latin Leucothoē a legendary princess turned into a fragrant bush by Apollo

Words Nearby leucothoe

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How to use leucothoe in a sentence

  • She secretly followed him into the palace, and found him making love to leucothoe.

    Gods and Heroes | R. E. Francillon
  • He had no thought for her, but he shed his brightest beams upon her sister the white Nymph leucothoe.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays | Frances Jenkins Olcott
  • Little clouds of fragrance drifted through the air, as the wind swayed rows and rows of the transparent bells of the leucothoe.

    Everyday Adventures | Samuel Scoville