Celastrus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Celastrus genus of woody vines and erect shrubs (type genus of the Celastraceae) that is native chiefly to Asia and Australia: includes bittersweet
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n celastrus A genus of shrubby climbers or trees, natural order Celastraceœ, natives of America and of the mountains of India, China, Japan, and parts of Africa: commonly called Staff-trees. The common species of the United States, C. scandens, known as climbing bittersweet or waxwork, has a very ornamental fruit, the orange-colored capsules disclosing on dehiscence reddish-brown seeds coated with a scarlet aril. See cut under bittersweet.
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Usage

In literature:

Corydalis, Dipsacus, Acanthaceae common, Rubiaceae of a tropical character, such as Ophiorhizae; Celastrus!
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Celastraceae Celastrus Ditto Sepals.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
Why not use for that the Celastrus Scandens (Bitter Sweet or Wax Work).
"Garden Ornaments" by Mary H. Northend
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