Definitions

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  • n. Any of the genus Fatsia of Asian evergreen shrubs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of araliaceous shrubs of eastern Asia, including three species, one of which, F. horrida, is also native on the northwest coast of America.

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • The foodstuffs that permeate the pages—fatsia pancakes and "dough-flake soup," wild-strawberry juice and "mung-bean porridge"—speak of a traditional woman's work in the fields, her home life in the kitchen and a connection between the two that her children, in their weightless urban lives, have lost.

    Lost in a World Without Roots

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