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photinia

[ foh-tin-ee-uh ]
/ foʊˈtɪn i ə /
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noun
any of various trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Photinia, of the rose family, having clusters of small white flowers and red, berrylike fruit.
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Origin of photinia

<New Latin (1821) <Greek phōtein(ós) shining, bright, (derivative of phṓs, stem phōt- light) + New Latin -ia-ia; so named in reference to the glossy evergreen leaves and white flowers
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How to use photinia in a sentence

  • There are some other species of the genus Photinia, but only two or three are common in British gardens.

    Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon
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