Osmanthus meaning

Any of several widely distributed evergreen flowering plants, of the genus Osmanthus.
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Origin of osmanthus

  • From Loureiro's 1790 New Latin Osmanthus (genus of flowering shrubs), from Ancient Greek ὀσμή (osmē, "smell") + ἄνθος (ánthos, "flower"), for the strong scent of the O. fragrans.

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