Definition of callistemon in English:

callistemon

noun

  • A plant of a genus that comprises the bottlebrushes.

    • ‘When can I transplant a callistemon and how should I prune it?’
    • ‘Dwarf callistemons and dianellas are good in sunny spots.’
    • ‘Native plants with needle-like leaves or those with a small surface area such as many callistemons are also reliable in heat.’
    • ‘Plants recommended for a south-facing wall include callistemon, the beautiful crimson bottle-brush and the startling passion flower.’
    • ‘There they were, right on cue, feeding in the callistemons in the car park right in front of the Information Centre.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek kallos beauty + stēmōn thread or stamen.

Pronunciation:

callistemon

/ˌkalɪˈstiːmən/