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 euonymusModL, used by Linnaeus ; from L, the spindle tree ; from Classical Greek eu?nymos, 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 eu&omacron;nymus, a kind of tree growing in Lesbos, from Greek eu&omacron;numos, 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”)