euonymus[yo̵̅o̅ än′ə məs]
any of a genus (Euonymus) of deciduous or evergreen shrubs and woody vines of the staff-tree family, with colorful seeds and pods
Origin of euonymusModern Latin used by Carolus Linnaeus ; from Classical Latin the spindle tree ; from Classical Greek euōnymos, literally , of good name, lucky ; from eu- (see eu-) + onyma, dialect, dialectal form of onoma, name
Any of various trees, shrubs, or woody vines of the genus Euonymus, many species of which are cultivated for their decorative foliage. Also called spindle tree.
Origin of euonymusLatin euōnymus, a kind of tree growing in Lesbos, from Greek euōnumos, of good name : eu-, eu- + onuma, name; see n&obremac;-men- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin euonymos (Pliny), from Ancient Greek εὐώνυμος (euōnumos, “lucky”), from εὖ (eu, “good”) + ὄνομα (onoma, “name”)