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Any of various erect or creeping shrubs of the genus Cotoneaster in the rose family, native to Eurasia, having white to pinkish flowers and tiny, red or black applelike fruits, and frequently cultivated for ornament.
[New Latin Cotōneaster, genus name : Latin cotōneum, quince; see quince + Latin -aster, partially resembling.]
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(Plants) any Old World shrub of the rosaceous genus Cotoneaster: cultivated for their small ornamental white or pinkish flowers and red or black berries
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin cotōneum quince]
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co•to•ne•as•ter(kəˌtoʊ niˈæs tər, ˈkɒt nˌi stər)
any of various shrubs of the genus Cotoneaster, rose family.
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|Noun||1.||cotoneaster - any shrub of the genus Cotoneaster: erect or creeping shrubs having richly colored autumn foliage and many small white to pinkish flowers followed by tiny red or black fruits|
genus Cotoneaster - genus of deciduous or evergreen Old World shrubs widely cultivated
Cotoneaster dammeri - climbing evergreen shrub with white flowers and red berries; often used as ground cover
Cotoneaster horizontalis - deciduous flat-growing shrub with a fanned herringbone pattern and having reddish flowers and orange-red berries; used as a ground cover
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