Meaning of laurustinus in English:

laurustinus

noun

  • An evergreen winter-flowering viburnum with dense glossy green leaves and white or pink flowers, native to the Mediterranean area.

    Viburnum tinus, family Caprifoliaceae

    ‘Throughout the winter, we get blooms from the sturdy evergreen shrub known commonly as laurustinus.’
    • ‘Non-native plants, such as Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus) will also contribute to the increasing number of late winter pit stops for insects.’
    • ‘Each had its gay little garden, its shrubbery of lilac, holly, or laurustinus, and its creeper-covered porch.’

Pronunciation

laurustinus

/ˌlɒrəˈstʌɪnəs/ /ˌlɔːrəˈstʌɪnəs/

Origin

Early 17th century modern Latin, from Latin laurus ‘laurel’ + tinus ‘wild laurel’.