from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various erect or creeping shrubs of the genus Cotoneaster in the rose family, native to Eurasia, having white to pinkish flowers and tiny, red or black applelike fruits, and frequently cultivated for ornament.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several erect or creeping shrubs, of the genus Cotoneaster, that have pinkish flowers and red berries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of small trees or trailing shrubs, natural order Rosaceæ, resembling the medlar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any shrub of the genus Cotoneaster: erect or creeping shrubs having richly colored autumn foliage and many small white to pinkish flowers followed by tiny red or black fruits
New Latin Cotōneaster, genus name : Latin cotōneum, quince; see quince + Latin -aster, partially resembling.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Latin cotone ("quince") and -aster ("resembling") (Wiktionary)