From New Latin, from Latin cotōneum (“quince”) + -aster.
cotoneaster (plural cotoneasters)
- Any of several erect or creeping shrubs, of the genus Cotoneaster, that have pinkish flowers and red berries.
- 1900s, Thomas Hardy, Birds at Winter Nightfall:
- Around the house the flakes fly faster,
- And all the berries now are gone
- From holly and cotoneaster [..]