Definition of chimonanthus in English:

chimonanthus

noun

  • A shrub of the Chinese genus "Chimonanthus" (family "Calycanthaceae" ), especially the wintersweet.

    • ‘Chimonanthus comes to life in the dead of winter, its bare woody stems dripping with gloriously fragrant, pendent yellow flowers that are tinged with purple in the centre.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek kheimōn ‘winter’ + anthos ‘flower’.

Pronunciation

chimonanthus

/ˌkʌɪmə(ʊ)ˈnanθəs/