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|Noun||1.||genus Celastrus - genus of woody vines and erect shrubs (type genus of the Celastraceae) that is native chiefly to Asia and Australia: includes bittersweet|
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Celastraceae, family Celastraceae, spindle-tree family, staff-tree family - trees and shrubs and woody vines usually having bright-colored fruits
staff tree - any small tree or twining shrub of the genus Celastrus
Celastrus scandens, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, shrubby bittersweet, staff vine, waxwork, American bittersweet, bittersweet - twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds