clerodendrum

clerodendrum
/klear'euh den"dreuhm, kler'-/, n.
any of numerous tropical trees or shrubs of the genus Clerodendrum, having clusters of variously colored flowers.
Also, clerodendron /klear'euh den"dreuhn, kler'-/.
[ < NL (Linnaeus), equiv. to Gk klero- (comb. form of klêros lot, chance) + déndron tree; allegedly so named in reference to the varying uses of its species, some being medicinal, some poisonous]

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