clethra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

clethra (plural clethras)

  1. Any of the genus Clethra of flowering shrubs or small trees bearing flowers in clusters.
    • 2008 February 21, Leslie Land, “Don’t Bake the Clethra”, New York Times:
      Be warned that heights are more fixed than widths; clethra spreads slowly but indefinitely unless it is restrained.