cotoneaster

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Latin cotone (quince) +‎ -aster.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kə(ʊ)ˌtəʊniːˈastə/

Noun[edit]

cotoneaster (plural cotoneasters)

  1. Any of several erect or creeping shrubs, of the genus Cotoneaster, that have pinkish flowers and red berries.
    • 1900s, Thomas Hardy, Birds at Winter Nightfall:
      Around the house the flakes fly faster,
      And all the berries now are gone
      From holly and cotoneaster [..]