osmanthus

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Sweet osmanthus (Osmanthus fragrans) flowers
Jellies flavoured with sweet osmanthus from a Chinese restaurant in Singapore

Etymology[edit]

From João de Loureiro's (1790), Translingual Osmanthus (genus of flowering shrubs), from Ancient Greek ὀσμή (osmē, "smell") + ἄνθος (ánthos, "flower"), for the strong scent of the O. fragrans.

Noun[edit]

osmanthus ‎(plural osmanthuses)

  1. Any of several widely distributed evergreen flowering plants, of the genus Osmanthus.

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