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A small East Asian winter-flowering shrub of the box family, with white or pink flowers and black or red berries.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Gardenia, jasmine, sarcococca, and sweet olive fill the air with perfume.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Modern Latin, from Greek sarx, sarc- ‘flesh’ + kokkos ‘berry’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.