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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several Asian evergreen shrubs of the genus Aucuba, especially A. japonica, grown as an ornamental chiefly for its glossy, leathery leaves.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A shrub of the genus Aucuba.
  • noun [capitalized] A genus of plants, natural order Cornaceæ, consisting of six species from eastern Asia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several decorative evergreen shrubs of the genus Aucuba.

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

  • noun hardy evergreen dioecious shrubs and small trees from Japan

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Aucuba, genus name, from Japanese dialectal aokiba; akin to Japanese aoki : ao-, green + ki, tree (from its green twigs ).]

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