from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Araliaceae — the aralias.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any of various plants of the genus Aralia; often aromatic plants having compound leaves and small umbellate flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants with small flowers arranged in umbels, and succulent berries, the type of the natural order Araliaccœ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Aralia; often aromatic plants having compound leaves and small umbellate flowers
Sorry, no etymologies found.
And here, courtesy of wikipedia again, Aralia cordata is an upright herbaceous perennial plant growing up to 2-3 m in height, native to Japan, Korea and eastern China.
I suspect the unidentified stir-fried vegetable is probably Aralia cordata, what the Japanese call “udo” 独活 or “shishi udo”, otherwise known as Japanese Spikenard .
Placenta Delivery: To facilitate delivering the placenta, use equal parts blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) with spikenard (Aralia racemosa) tincture, fifty drops every half hour if necessary.
_Aralia (A. spinosa_), a native of North America; it grows 8 to 12 ft.
It is not made from rice, nor even from the rice plant, but from the pith of a kind of ivy, the _Aralia papyrifera_, which grows abundantly in the island of Formosa.
_F_, part of the inflorescence of spikenard, _Aralia_ (_Araliaceæ_),
Aralia edulis; Peony roots; Levisticum from Sze Ch'uan; Sophora tormentosa; Cyperus rotundus, prepared with rice; Gentian, soaked in vinegar; Huai Shan Yao root; Real "O" glue; Carydalis Ambigua; and Dried liquorice.
Many of the genera of the order _Araliaceæ_ are little known; perhaps the genus _Hedera_ (ivy) is the only one that is popular, and it so happens to immediately follow the genus _Aralia_.
Saurauja, Prunus: 3 species of Aralia, Castanea, Quercus, etc. A species of Panicum is here cultivated; the Assamese know it by the name Cheena, 3 species of Polygonatum, including that from Laim-planj, one foliis carnosis oppositis. 2 species of Begonia, making altogether six.
Besides, it isn't an Aralia; it's a Gomphocarpus ....