Definition of sarcococca in English:

sarcococca

noun

  • A small East Asian winter-flowering shrub of the box family, with white or pink flowers and black or red berries.

    Genus Sarcococca, family Buxaceae

    • ‘A snatch of the gorgeous aroma of sarcococca hookeriana var digyna, or of viburnum x bodnantense on a crisp January morning makes you feel wonderfully alive.’
    • ‘Near windows and gathering spots are plants that add delicious scents to the air: jasmine, lemon, osmanthus, and sarcococca.’
    • ‘The stone walls are studded with plantings of clematis, espaliered trees, and a sarcococca plant - a fragrant evergreen that blooms in early spring.’
    • ‘Gardenia, jasmine, sarcococca, and sweet olive fill the air with perfume.’
    • ‘From now through mid-March, deciduous trees show off their elegant forms, primroses are in flower, and winter bloomers such as witch hazel and sarcococca are perfuming the air.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek sarx, sarc- ‘flesh’ + kokkos ‘berry’.

Pronunciation

sarcococca

/ˌsɑːkə(ʊ)ˈkɒksə/