Euonymus meaning

yo͝o-ŏn'ə-məs
Any of various trees, shrubs, or woody vines of the genus Euonymus, many species of which are cultivated for their decorative foliage.
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Any of a genus (Euonymus) of deciduous or evergreen shrubs and woody vines of the staff-tree family, with colorful seeds and pods.
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Any of many (often decorative) trees, shrubs and woody vines, of the genus Euonymus.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Celastraceae — shrubs often cultivated as ornamental plants.
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Origin of euonymus

  • Latin euōnymus a kind of tree growing in Lesbos from Greek euōnumos of good name eu- eu- onuma name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin euonymos (Pliny), from Ancient Greek εὐώνυμος (euōnumos, “lucky”), from εὖ (eu, “good”) + ὄνομα (onoma, “name”)
    From Wiktionary