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
shrubsof 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
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
_B.p. aucubifolia_ is the Double Daisy, having a beautifully variegated foliage, mottled with golden-yellow in the way of the aucuba.
Each of these wickets opened on a narrow path which ran among the shrubberies of box and aucuba to the left and right of the main avenue.
The place was a garden, somewhat gone to waste, with a gravel drive running round a great circle of periwinkles with a spotted aucuba in the middle.
These smaller plants complement the larger evergreen trees and shrubs that give gardens their "bones": hollies, boxwood, mahonia, junipers, nandina, osmanthus, camellias, aucuba and yews.