photinia


photinia
/foh tin"ee euh/, n.
any of various trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Photinia, of the rose family, having clusters of small white flowers and red, berrylike fruit.
[ < NL (1821) < Gk photein(ós) shining, bright, (deriv. of phós, s. phot- light) + NL -ia -IA; so named in reference to the glossy evergreen leaves and white flowers]

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  • Photinia — noun genus of deciduous and evergreen east Asian trees and shrubs widely cultivated as ornamentals for their white flowers and red fruits; in some classifications includes genus Heteromeles • Syn: ↑genus Photinia • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • …   Useful english dictionary

  • photinia — noun Any member of the genus Photinia of small trees and large shrubs in the Rosaceae family …   Wiktionary


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