Celastrus

Definition of Celastrus

n.1.the type genus of the Celastraceae, comprising the plants called climbing bittersweet; bittersweet and shrubby bittersweet; they are woody vines and shrubs native chiefly to Asia and Australia, bearing yellow to orange capsules which open to expose red-coated seeds. See also bittersweet{3b}.

Related Words

American bittersweet, bittersweet, Celastraceae, Celastric articulatus, Celastrus orbiculatus, Celastrus scandens, climbing bittersweet, dicot genus, false bittersweet, family Celastraceae, genus Celastrus, Japan bittersweet, Japanese bittersweet, magnoliopsid genus, oriental bittersweet, spindle-tree family, staff tree, staff vine, staff-tree family, waxwork
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