From Latin euonymos (Pliny), from Ancient Greek εὐώνυμος (euōnumos, “lucky”), from εὖ (eu, “good”) + ὄνομα (onoma, “name”)
Proper noun 
- A taxonomic genus within the family Celastraceae — shrubs often cultivated as ornamental plants.
Derived terms 
- ^ 1913 , Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown, An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions: from Newfoundland to the Parallel of the Southern Boundary of Virginia, and from the Atlantic Ocean Westward to the 102d Meridian, Volume 2, 2:490.