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- n. Any of the genus Clethra of flowering shrubs or small trees bearing flowers in clusters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Ericaceœ, natives of North and South America and Madeira.
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- n. type and sole genus of the Clethraceae; deciduous shrubs or small trees: white alder, summer-sweet
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)