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Re: Euonymous
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 900.  Sunday, 5 December 1993.
 
(1)     From:   William Godshalk <
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        Date:   Saturday, 04 Dec 1993 13:30:12 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0894  Euonyms
 
(2)     From:   William McCarthy <
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        Date:   Saturday, 04 Dec 1993 15:45:28 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0894  Euonyms
 
(3)     From:   Michael Friedman <
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        Date:   Saturday, 04 Dec 1993 17:18:34 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0894  Euonyms
 
 
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From:           William Godshalk <
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Date:           Saturday, 04 Dec 1993 13:30:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0894  Euonyms
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0894  Euonyms
 
Re: EUONYMOUS, the OED lists it as a genus of shrubs (meaning "good name" or
"lucky"), for example, the Spindletree and the Wahoo-tree. EUODIC means
"aromatic, fragrant."
 
Ah, the joys of lexicography, when the rest of the family is lying around on
the floor trying to put together a three-d puzzle,
 
Bill Godshalk
 
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Date:           Saturday, 04 Dec 1993 15:45:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0894  Euonyms
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0894  Euonyms
 
From the e-version of the American Heritage Dictionary:
 
aucuba, n.
Any of several eastern Asian evergreen shrubs of the genus Aucuba, especially
A. japonica, grown as an ornamental chiefly for its glossy, leathery leaves.
[New Latin : possibly from Japanese auku, green + Japanese ba, leaved.]
 
The e-OED corroborates the Japanese origin, but declines to go further.
 
wjm
 
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From:           Michael Friedman <
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Date:           Saturday, 04 Dec 1993 17:18:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0894  Euonyms
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0894  Euonyms
 
Fran,
        Check the OED.  "Euonymus" (alternate spelling "euonymous") refers
to a genus of shrubs.
 
                                                        Michael Friedman
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