Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An ornamental shrub (Chaenomeles japonica) that is native to Japan and cultivated for its red flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several plants originally native to Japan, but especially a species of camelia, Camelia japonica

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A species of Camellia (Camellia Japonica), a native of Japan, bearing beautiful red or white flowers. Many other genera have species of the same name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Camellia, Japonica.
  • n. Pyrus (Cydonia) Japonica.
  • n. Same as terra Japonica (catechu).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. deciduous thorny shrub native to Japan having red blossoms
  • n. greenhouse shrub with glossy green leaves and showy fragrant rose-like flowers; cultivated in many varieties

Etymologies

New Latin, species name, from Japonia, Japan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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