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  • (Bot.) A species of Vitex (Vitex agnus castus); the chaste tree.

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  • noun A tree, Vitex agnus-castus, formerly believed to preserve chastity.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἄγνος, confused with ἁγνός ("chaste"); + by reinforcement Latin castus ("chaste").

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