Viburnum definition

vī-bûrnəm
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Any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Viburnum, having opposite leaves, showy terminal clusters of small white or pink flowers, and red or black drupes.
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Any of a large genus (Viburnum) of shrubs or small trees of the honeysuckle family, with white flowers.
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The bark of several species of this plant, sometimes used in medicine.
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Any of many shrubs and trees, of the genus Viburnum, native to the Northern Hemisphere that have showy clusters of flowers.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Adoxaceae "” the viburnums.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
viburnum
Plural:
viburnums

Origin of viburnum

  • New Latin Vīburnum genus name from Latin vīburnum a kind of shrub

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin from Latin viburnum (“the wayfaring-tree, Viburnum lantana")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin viburnum, itself an Etruscan loanword.

    From Wiktionary