any of a genus (Pittosporum) of evergreen trees and shrubs of the pittosporum family from Japan, Australia, etc.
Origin of pittosporumModern Latin ; from Classical Greek pitta, pissa, pitch + sporos, seed: so named from the coating of resinous pulp on the seeds
designating a family (Pittosporaceae, order Rosales) of decorative, dicotyledonous trees and shrubs
Any of various evergreen shrubs or plants of the genus Pittosporum, widely grown as ornamental or hedge plants in warm regions.
Origin of pittosporumNew Latin, genus name : Greek pissa, pitta, pitch + New Latin spora, spore; see spore.
- Any of many flowering plants of the genus Pittosporum.