Any of various erect or creeping shrubs of the genus Cotoneaster in the rose family, native to Eurasia, having white to pinkish flowers and tiny, red or black applelike fruits, and frequently cultivated for ornament.
[New Latin Cotōneaster, genus name : Latin cotōneum, quince; see QUINCE + Latin -aster, partially resembling.]
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