Definition of laurustinus in English:

laurustinus

noun

  • An evergreen winter-flowering viburnum with dense glossy green leaves and white or pink flowers, native to the Mediterranean area and cultivated elsewhere.

    • ‘Throughout the winter, we get blooms from the sturdy evergreen shrub known commonly as laurustinus.’
    • ‘Non-native plants, such as Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus) will also contribute to the increasing number of late winter pit stops for insects.’
    • ‘Each had its gay little garden, its shrubbery of lilac, holly, or laurustinus, and its creeper-covered porch.’

Origin

Early 17th century: modern Latin, from Latin laurus ‘laurel’ + tinus ‘wild laurel’.

Pronunciation

laurustinus

/ˌlôˈrə-stīnəs/