buttonbush


buttonbush
/but"n boosh'/, n.
a North American shrub, Cephalanthus occidentalis, of the madder family, having globular flower heads.
[1625-35; BUTTON + BUSH1]

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plant
also called  Button Willow, or Honeyballs 

      (Cephalanthus), genus of shrubs or small trees of the madder family ( Rubiaceae, q.v.) native to Africa, Asia, and North America. It was named for its fragrant, creamy white, spherical flowers, about 2.5 centimetres (1 inch) in diameter. There are at least 6 species of buttonbush. Cephalanthus occidentalis, the most common, grows about 6 meters (20 feet) high.

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  • Buttonbush — But ton*bush , n. (Bot.) A shrub ({Cephalanthus occidentalis}) growing by the waterside; so called from its globular head of flowers. See {Capitulum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buttonbush — may refer to:* Cephalanthus * Conocarpus …   Wikipedia

  • buttonbush — ☆ buttonbush [but′ nboosh΄ ] n. a common North American shrub (Cephalanthus occidentalis) of the madder family having dense, round clusters of small white flowers …   English World dictionary

  • buttonbush — vakarinis galvožis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Cephalanthus occidentalis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cephalanthus occidentalis angl. buttonbush; button willow; common… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • buttonbush — noun Date: 1754 a North American shrub (Cephalanthus occidentalis) of the madder family with globular flower heads …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buttonbush — but•ton•bush [[t]ˈbʌt nˌbʊʃ[/t]] n. pln a North American shrub, Cephalanthus occidentalis with globular flower heads • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • buttonbush — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a No. American shrub (Cephalanthus occidentalis) with globular flower heads …   Useful english dictionary

  • common buttonbush — vakarinis galvožis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Cephalanthus occidentalis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cephalanthus occidentalis angl. buttonbush; button willow; common… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Cephalanthus occidentalis — Buttonbush But ton*bush , n. (Bot.) A shrub ({Cephalanthus occidentalis}) growing by the waterside; so called from its globular head of flowers. See {Capitulum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cephalanthus occidentalis — C. o. var. occidentalis Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia


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