from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants, founded by Willdenow in 1805, of the natural order Araliaceæ, series Panaceæ, remarkable in having the small sessile and few-flowered umbelets borne on the midribs of the leaves near the center.

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  • noun deciduous dioecious shrubs native to woodland thickets in low mountains in Japan


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