Celastrus scandens

Celastrus scandens
Bittersweet Bit"ter*sweet`, n. 1. Anything which is bittersweet. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of apple so called. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) (a) A climbing shrub, with oval coral-red berries ({Solanum dulcamara}); woody nightshade. The whole plant is poisonous, and has a taste at first sweetish and then bitter. The branches are the officinal {dulcamara}. (b) An American woody climber ({Celastrus scandens}), whose yellow capsules open late in autumn, and disclose the red aril which covers the seeds; -- also called {Roxbury waxwork}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Celastrus scandens — Waxwork Wax work , n. 1. Work made of wax; especially, a figure or figures formed or partly of wax, in imitation of real beings. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) An American climbing shrub ({Celastrus scandens}). It bears a profusion of yellow berrylike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Celastrus scandens — ID 16535 Symbol Key CESC Common Name American bittersweet Family Celastraceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Celastrus scandens — noun twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds • Syn: ↑bittersweet, ↑American bittersweet, ↑climbing bittersweet, ↑false bittersweet, ↑staff vine, ↑waxwork, ↑shrubby bittersweet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Celastrus scandens L. — Symbol CESC Common Name American bittersweet Botanical Family Celastraceae …   Scientific plant list

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  • Celastrus — noun genus of woody vines and erect shrubs (type genus of the Celastraceae) that is native chiefly to Asia and Australia: includes bittersweet • Syn: ↑genus Celastrus • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Celastraceae …   Useful english dictionary

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