buttonbush definition

  • noun:
    • A deciduous us shrub (Cephalanthus occidentalis) having contrary leaves and spherical groups of tiny white flowers.
    • Any of the genus Cephalanthus of flowering flowers when you look at the madder family.
    • Any of the genus Conocarpus of two species of exotic flowering flowers.
    • A shrub (Cephalanthus occidentalis) growing because of the waterside; -- so named from its globular mind of flowers. See capitulum.
    • A name directed at the Cephalanthus occidentalis, a North American shrub, on account of its globular flower-heads. See Cephalanthus.

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