Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A celastraceous genus of shrubs and small trees, natives of northern temperate regions, including about 40 species. They have opposite leaves, and loose cymes of small purplish flowers, followed by usually crimson or rose-colored capsules, which on opening disclose the seed wrapped in an orange-colored aril. The spindle-tree of Europe, E. Europæa, the leaves, flowers, and fruit of which are said to be poisonous to animals, is sometimes cultivated, but less frequently than the more ornamental American species, E. atropurpurea and E. Americana, known respectively as the wahoo or burning-bush and the strawberry-bush. E. Japonica, sometimes called
Chinese box, is a handsome evergreen species of Japan, often with finely variegated leaves. All parts of the European spindle-tree are emetic and purgative, and the bark of the wahoo is used as an active purgative. See cut under burning-bush.
- n. [lowercase] The bark of Euonymus atropurpurea, which is used as a purgative and laxative.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of small European and American trees; the spindle tree. The bark is used as a cathartic.
- n. widely distributed chiefly evergreen shrubs or small trees or vines
- From Latin euonymos (Pliny), from Ancient Greek εὐώνυμος (euōnumos, "lucky"), from εὖ (eu, "good") + ὄνομα (onoma, "name") (Wiktionary)
“The Burning Bush, also known as Euonymus alata or winged euonymus, gets its”
“Plant of the week: Euonymus 'Scarlet Wonder': Autumn colour for those without an arboretum.”
“Years ago I ripped out a perfectly nice burning bush (Euonymus alata) after learning that the Asian species, famed for its flaming fall foliage, has been blamed for spreading wantonly through its seeds.”
“Indian root is likely Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus), a common herb in Native American medicine used as a laxative.”
“Is Euonymus europaeus really called Hearts ‘a Bustin’ or is that you being whimsical?”
“Cotoneaster melanocarpa, Euonymus semenovii, Rosa albertii, and R. beggeriana.”
“Chokeberries are great but don't come close to Euonymus for fall color, and they don't take full shade like Euonies.”
“Also, Euonymus takes a shear quite well so nuts to the assertion that they keep a bad habit.”
“Maybe that will help you track down exactly which Euonymus it is.”
“Burningbush, Eastern Euonymus atropurpureus 177, 264”
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