snowbush

[ snoh-boosh ]
/ ˈsnoʊˌbʊʃ /

noun

any of several ornamental shrubs having a profusion of white flowers, as Ceanothus cordulatus, of the buckthorn family, native to western North America.
a shrub, Breynia disticha, of the spurge family, native to the South Sea Islands, having white, speckled leaves, inconspicuous, greenish flowers, and red fruit.

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