winter sweet


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Noun1.winter sweet - dwarf aromatic shrub of Crete
genus Origanum - a genus of aromatic mints of the family Labiatae
origanum - any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasonings
2.winter sweet - aromatic Eurasian perennialwinter sweet - aromatic Eurasian perennial    
marjoram, oregano - pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets
genus Origanum - a genus of aromatic mints of the family Labiatae
origanum - any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasonings
3.winter sweet - medium-sized shrubby tree of South Africa having thick leathery evergreen leaves and white or pink flowers and globose usually two-seeded purplish black fruitswinter sweet - medium-sized shrubby tree of South Africa having thick leathery evergreen leaves and white or pink flowers and globose usually two-seeded purplish black fruits
Acocanthera, Acokanthera, genus Acocanthera, genus Acokanthera - small genus of trees and shrubs containing strongly toxic cardiac glycosides; Arabia to Africa
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
4.winter sweet - deciduous Japanese shrub cultivated for its fragrant yellow flowers
Chimonanthus, genus Chimonanthus - small genus of Asian deciduous or evergreen shrubs having fragrant flowers: winter sweet
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Also try shrubs such as winter sweet, witch hazel and skimmia rubella.
Chimonanthus fragrans, the Chinese winter sweet, has pale, waxy-yellow bell flowers that are stained a darker purple shade at the centre and appear on the bare stems during winter.
The winter sweet onion, OsoSweet, is used in a recipe for onion-vegetable soup.
The shrub Winter Sweet (Chi-monanthus praecox) has almost translucent yellow bell-shaped flowers that, as its name suggests, carry a superb scent.
The shrub Winter Sweet (Chimonanthus praecox) has almost translucent yellow bell-shaped flowers that, as its name suggests, carry a superb scent.
A single specimen of Daphne mezereum and another of winter sweet (Chimonanthus fragrans) will add hugely to the winter and spring fragrance.
WINTER Sweet or Chimonanthus grandiflorus will produce alluring frost-proof yellow blooms streaked with red blotches and exotic spicy scent on even the darkest days.
Q I was walking through a friend's garden and there was a heavenly scent from a small shrub which my pal thought was winter sweet.
The shrub Winter Sweet (Chimonanthus praecox) has almost translucent yellow bellshaped flowers that, as its name suggests, carry a superb scent.
The yellow-flowered winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum), which sadly does not smell, can be very effectively trained against a wall, as can Winter Sweet (Chimonanthus praecox), which does have a fragrance.
On a trip to Paris in 1840 he came across the bon bon, a sugared almond wrapped in a twist of tissue paper, and decided to bring it to London to sell as a speciality winter sweet.