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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.’
Modern Latin, from Greek kheimōn ‘winter’ + anthos ‘flower’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.