any of a genus (Cotoneaster) of shrubs of the rose family, grown for their attractive leaves, red or white flowers, and small, red or black fruits
Origin of cotoneasterModern Latin ; from Classical Latin cotonea, quince + -aster
Any of various erect or creeping shrubs of the genus Cotoneaster in the rose family, native to Eurasia, having white to pinkish flowers and tiny, red or black applelike fruits, and frequently cultivated for ornament.
Origin of cotoneasterNew Latin Cot&omacron;neaster, genus name : Latin cot&omacron;neum, quince; see quince + Latin -aster, partially resembling.
- Any of several erect or creeping shrubs, of the genus Cotoneaster, that have pinkish flowers and red berries.
From New Latin, from Latin cotone (“quince”) and -aster (“resembling”)