from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A European shrub or small tree, Euonymus Europæa (E. vulgaris), growing in hedge-rows, on borders of woods, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any shrubby trees or woody vines of the genus Euonymus having showy usually reddish berries


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[So called because the wood is often used to make spindles.]


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