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Any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Viburnum, having opposite leaves, showy terminal clusters of small white or pink flowers, and red or black drupes.
[New Latin Vīburnum, genus name, from Latin vīburnum, a kind of shrub.]
1. (Plants) any of various temperate and subtropical caprifoliaceous shrubs or trees of the genus Viburnum, such as the wayfaring tree, having small white flowers and berry-like red or black fruits
2. (Plants) the dried bark of several species of this tree, sometimes used in medicine
[C18: from Latin: wayfaring tree]
any shrub of the genus Viburnum, of the honeysuckle family, many having showy white flower clusters, as the snowball.
[1725–35; < Latin: wayfaring tree (Viburnum lantana)]
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|Noun||1.||Viburnum - deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees: arrow-wood; wayfaring tree|
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
American cranberry bush, cranberry bush, highbush cranberry, Viburnum trilobum, cranberry tree - deciduous North American shrub or small tree having three-lobed leaves and red berries
twist wood, twistwood, Viburnum lantana, wayfaring tree - vigorous deciduous European treelike shrub common along waysides; red berries turn black
crampbark, cranberry tree, European cranberry bush, European cranberrybush, guelder rose, Viburnum opulus - deciduous thicket-forming Old World shrub with clusters of white flowers and small bright red berries
southern arrow wood, Viburnum dentatum, arrow wood - deciduous shrub of eastern North America having blue-black berries and tough pliant wood formerly used to make arrows
arrow wood, Viburnum recognitum - closely related to southern arrow wood; grows in the eastern United States from Maine to Ohio and Georgia