Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various trees, shrubs, or woody vines of the genus Euonymus, many species of which are cultivated for their decorative foliage and brightly colored arillate seeds. Also called spindle tree.

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  • n. Any of many (often decorative) trees, shrubs and woody vines, of the genus Euonymus.

Etymologies

Latin euōnymus, a kind of tree growing in Lesbos, from Greek euōnumos, of good name : eu-, eu- + onuma, name.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I only came up with "euonymus" but I am not sure if the terms are related.

    On simplifying English

  • The deck resplendent with blue and purple pansies, impatiens, forced tulips, flame saffron and pixie euonymus cuttings from her mother's greenhouse.

    Arasoi Chuugi

  • Mickey is such a nice guy to not only give you the euonymus but plant it!

    Fall Foliage Garden Tour And Muse Day « Fairegarden

  • Adaptable ornamental species such as blue oat grass, boxleaf euonymus, and New Zealand sedge, were also planted because these species are low-maintenance and fit very well in the neighborhood context.

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  • Thence through a square of stuccoed lodging-houses, that seemed a finer and cleaner version of my native square, I came to a garden of asphalt and euonymus — the Sea Front.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • I remember Japanese maple trees, forsythia in bloom, the blush pink of a flowering crab, or euonymus branches with their bare, intricately twisted limbs, a few of which she would clip regularly to put in a tall vase in her window.

    No More Words

  • _Cleyera Japonica; _ cotoneasters and pyracantha; eleagnus of the types grown under glass in the North; gardenias; euonymus (A); hollies (A); anise-tree, _Illicium anisatum; _ cherry laurels, _Prunus_ or

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • Thence through a square of stuccoed lodging-houses, that seemed a finer and cleaner version of my native square, I came to a garden of asphalt and euonymus -- the

    In the Days of the Comet

  • And he stopped it by setting a high box, planted with a perfect little hedge of euonymus, on Granville's half of the top of the party wall.

    The Combined Maze

  • I see two varieties of euonymus; various low junipers; two sorts of laurel; two of andromeda, and the high-clambering evergreen ivy.

    The Amateur Garden

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