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Tree on coast, possibly, or shrub? (11)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

cotoneaster

Here is my best explanation:

'shrub?' is the definition.

(cotoneaster is a kind of shrub)

'tree on coast possibly' is the subsidiary indication.

'possibly' indicates an anagram.

'tree'+'on'+'coast'='treeoncoast'

'treeoncoast' with letters rearranged gives 'cotoneaster'.

'or' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for cotoneaster that I've seen before include "Red-berried garden shrub", "Shrub with red berries", "shrub with berries" and "Plant".)

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