Definitions

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  • n. Any of the genus Halesia of American shrubs with white flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of American shrubs containing several species, called snowdrop trees, or silver-bell trees. They have showy, white flowers, drooping on slender pedicels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The generic name of the snowdrop- or silverbell-tree of the southern United States, belonging to the natural order Styraceæ, distinguished from Styrax and Symplocos chiefly by its winged fruit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. deciduous small trees or shrubs of China and eastern North America

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

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