buttonbush

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button +‎ bush

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buttonbush (plural buttonbushes)

  1. Any of the genus Cephalanthus of flowering plants in the madder family.
    1. (US) Cephalanthus occidentalis, the common buttonbush
      • 2008 March 6, Anne Raver, “To Feed the Birds, First Feed the Bugs”, New York Times:
        The buttonbush shrub, which has little white flowers, feeds 18 species of butterflies and moths; and blueberry bushes, which support 288 species of moths and butterflies, thrive in big pots on a terrace.
  2. Any of the genus Conocarpus of two species of tropical flowering plants; a mangrove.

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