Pronounced Pron. kə-LOO-nə (English)
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 10/1/2007
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From the genus name of Calluna vulgaris, a flowering shrub known as "common heather". It comes from Greek kallúno (καλλύνω) meaning "to beautify, sweep clean", ultimately from the Greek kallos (κάλλος) "beauty".