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Meaning of "pittosporum" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PITTOSPORUM

New Latin, from Greek pitta pitch (from the resinous coating of the seeds) + spora seed.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PITTOSPORUM

pittosporum  [pɪˈtɒspərəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PITTOSPORUM

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Pittosporum is a noun.
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WHAT DOES PITTOSPORUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pittosporum

Pittosporum is a genus of about 200 species of flowering plants in the family Pittosporaceae. The genus is probably Gondwanan in origin; its present range extends from Australasia, Oceania, eastern Asia and some parts of Africa. Citriobatus is usually included here, but might be a distinct genus. They are commonly known as pittosporums or, more ambiguously, "cheesewoods". Fruiting branch of Weeping Pittosporum The species are trees and shrubs growing to 2–30 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged or whorled, simple, with an entire or waved margin. The flowers are produced singly or in umbels or corymbs, each flower with five sepals and five petals; they are often sweetly scented. The fruit is a woody seed capsule, which bursts on ripening to release the numerous seeds. The seeds are coated with a sticky resinous substance. The genus is named after their sticky seeds, from the Greek meaning "pitch-seed". Tarata and Kohuhu – both from New Zealand – and the Japanese Cheesewood from southern Japan are widely cultivated as ornamental plants in subtropical regions; pittosporums can also be grown indoors as bonsai.

Definition of pittosporum in the English dictionary

The definition of pittosporum in the dictionary is any of various trees and shrubs of the Pittosporum genus of Australasia, Asia, and Africa, having small fragrant flowers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PITTOSPORUM


antiserum
ˌæntɪˈsɪərəm
arum
ˈɛərəm
disulfiram
ˌdaɪsʌlˈfɪərəm
durum
ˈdjʊərəm
eriophorum
ˌerɪˈɒfərəm
Fareham
ˈfɛərəm
garum
ˈɡeərəm
harem
ˈhɛərəm
harum-scarum
ˈhɛərəmˈskɛərəm
Hiram
ˈhaɪərəm
iterum
ˈɪtərəm
Kanchipuram
kɑːnˈtʃiːpərəm
labarum
ˈlæbərəm
marjoram
ˈmɑːdʒərəm
omnium-gatherum
ˈɒmnɪəmˈɡæðərəm
Rotherham
ˈrɒðərəm
saccharum
ˈsækərəm
Sarum
ˈsɛərəm
serum
ˈsɪərəm
theorem
ˈθɪərəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PITTOSPORUM

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Pittsburgh
pituita
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pituitary
pituitary body
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pity
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WORDS THAT END LIKE PITTOSPORUM

Augusta Treverorum
Augusta Vindelicorum
Canum Venaticorum
cockalorum
decorum
forum
Geminorum
Gesta Romanorum
indecorum
Index Librorum Prohibitorum
jorum
Karakorum
Lutetia Parisiorum
pityrosporum
quorum
sanctum sanctorum
schola cantorum
the Forum
variorum
Velorum

Synonyms and antonyms of pittosporum in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pittosporum» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PITTOSPORUM

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海桐
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Translator English - Spanish

Pittosporum
570 millions of speakers

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pittosporum
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Translator English - Hindi

pittosporum
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Translator English - Arabic

pittosporum
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

питтоспорум
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pittosporum
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Translator English - Bengali

pittosporum
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Translator English - French

pittosporum
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pittosporum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klebsamen
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Translator English - Japanese

pittosporum
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

pittosporum
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pittosporum
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

pittosporum
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

pittosporum
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Translator English - Marathi

पित्तीशोथ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pittosporum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pitosforo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Pittosporum
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

піттоспорум
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pittosporum
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

pittosporum
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

pittosporum
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

pittosporum
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

pittosporum
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pittosporum

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PITTOSPORUM»

The term «pittosporum» is normally little used and occupies the 118.296 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PITTOSPORUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pittosporum

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PITTOSPORUM»

Discover the use of pittosporum in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pittosporum and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Groundcovers for the South
Dwarf. Pittosporum. Raphiolepis spp. Indian Hawthorn. Say: pit-uss-POR-um toe- BYE-ruh Family: Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum) Other names: Wheeler's pittosporum, Japanese mock orange Origin: Japan Zones: 8B–11 Light: Sun to partial ...
Marie Harrison, 2006
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Poisonous Plants of California
Pittosporum phillyraeoides, Willow Pittosporum; shrub or small tree, branches pendulous; leaves linear-lanceolate, to 4 in. long; flowers yellow, to 2 in. long, solitary or few in a cluster Pittosporum tenuifolium; from New Zealand; tree; leaves ...
Thomas C. Fuller, 1986
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CRC World Dictionary of Plant Nmaes: Common Names, ...
Australia: narrow-leaved pittosporum, weeping pittosporum, desert willow, butterbush, berrigan, wild apricot, locket bush, native apricot P. phylliraeoides DC . var. microcarpa S. Moore (Pittosporum angustifolium Lodd.; Pittosporum ligustrifo- ...
Umberto Quattrocchi, 1999
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The Horticulture Gardener’s Guides - Shrubs
Good structure plants, they grow quickly, giving height without robbing much space. Pittosporum 'Garnettii' (Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Garnettii') (zone 9-10) is the easiest to grow. It quickly makes a large, broad, conical shrub, but responds to ...
Andy McIndoe, 2005
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Identification, Selection, and Use of Southern Plants: For ...
Hardy throughout the lower South, pittosporum performs best in full sunlight to partial shade and in a loose, moist, well-drained, acidic (pH of 5.8 to 6.0) soil. Highly sensitive to poorly drained soil. This highly popular southern shrub makes a ...
Neil G. Odenwald, James R. Turner, 2006
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1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants
Magnoliopsida (dicots): Pittosporaceae: Pittosporum V 19134 Japan - Ogasawara-shoto 20626 V Pittosporum bracteolatum Endl. 19108 V Australia - Norfolk Is. E Pittosporum brevispinum Veiiion & Tirel 20893 E 20893 New Caledonia 20893 ...
Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett, 1998
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CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: ...
in China: duan ye hai tong Pittosporum crispulum Gagnepain (Pittosporum lignilobum Hu & F.T. Wang) China. See De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum... . 1: 286, pl. 59, f. 7. 1788 and Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 55(7): 546.
Umberto Quattrocchi, 2012
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Texas Gardening the Natural Way: The Complete Handbook
Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata' pit-tos-SPOR-um toe-BY-rah Evergreen — Sun/ Part Shade Ht. 6-7' Spread 5-6' Spacing 3' habit Soft, billowy-shaped shrub. Gray -green foliage edged in white. Although will grow much taller, can be kept trimmed ...
Howard Garrett, 2010
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The Bradley Bibliography: Dendrology. 1911-12
Pittosporum Mannli: Hooker, Sir J. D. (Linn. Soc. Jour. Bot. VI. 5. 1862.) P. natlvitatis: Baker, E. G. (In Andrews, C. W. A monograph of Christmas Island . . . pp. 171-172, pi. 17. 1900.) P. obcordatum: Raoul, [Edouard]. (Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. ser. 3, II.
Charles Sprague Sargent, 1912
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Name that Flower: The Identification of Flowering Plants
PITTOSPORACEAE pittosporum family Most of the nine genera belonging to this family are restricted to Australia. Pittosporum, from which the family name is derived, is the largest genus with about 1 50 species, and it extends into South- east ...
Ian Clarke, Helen Lee, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PITTOSPORUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pittosporum is used in the context of the following news items.
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Downs, O'Connor Wedding
... cascading bouquet of akita roses and polar star, French hydrangeas and hypericum accented with variegated pittosporum and Italian ruscus. «Dothan Eagle, Jul 15»
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The World Just Found Out You Can Email Trees In Melbourne And …
Pittosporum, Sweet Pittosporum: a possum once leapt out of you and gave me a panic attack. Headed up by Melbourne City's urban landscapes team, Urban ... «Junkee, Jul 15»
3
Doodlebugs pose lethal threat to unsuspecting ants
A: It is called Pittosporum tobira or Japanese mock orange. It is a slow growing shrub that requires weekly irrigation, does well in moderate sun ... «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
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Cheviot Valleys Flower Club
... leaves with gold sprayed on them, gold and purple glitter, some folded were added along with variegated fatsia, skimmia and pittosporum. «Northumberland Gazette, Jul 15»
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COLUMN: Hedging your bets
Laurels (that include bay trees), pittosporum, ake-ake and griselinia are commonly seen in the province. This is because they do make good ... «Marlborough Express, Jul 15»
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The Mountain Gardener: Screen your neighbor with Low Water Use …
I also like Osmanthus fragrans for a screen with a sweet scent and Pittosporum marjorie channon or silver sheen with their showy variegated ... «The Tracy Press, Jul 15»
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Boehme-Poole
She carried a garden bouquet of white ranunculus, bowl of cream peonies and ivory hydrangeas with a collar of variegated pittosporum ... «Americus Times-Recorder, Jul 15»
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Jackie French: Why selecting the right place for your plants is …
Relatively happy, and how – it does tend to twist and turn seeking more light away from the pittosporum tree that partially covers it. But it is ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
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Master daylily grower salutes 'one-day flowers'
"My preferences in foliage are pittosporum, aspidistra, aucuba, canna leaves, hostas and ferns that are hardened - not new growth. Pure water ... «Waterbury Republican American, Jul 15»
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Pruning won't kill pittosporum, but think twice about saving it
That's a standard pittosporum that can grow to 10 feet tall and wide, so it's not well suited to the small space you've provided it. If you're willing ... «San Antonio Express-News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pittosporum [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pittosporum>. Jul 2020 ».
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