from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A European shrub or small tree, Euonymus Europæa (E. vulgaris), growing in hedge-rows, on borders of woods, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any shrubby trees or woody vines of the genus Euonymus having showy usually reddish berries
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[So called because the wood is often used to make spindles.]
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