from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ornamental shrub (Chaenomeles japonica) that is native to Japan and cultivated for its red flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several plants originally native to Japan, but especially a species of camelia, Camelia japonica
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of Camellia (Camellia Japonica), a native of Japan, bearing beautiful red or white flowers. Many other genera have species of the same name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Camellia, Japonica.
- n. Pyrus (Cydonia) Japonica.
- n. Same as terra Japonica (catechu).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. deciduous thorny shrub native to Japan having red blossoms
- n. greenhouse shrub with glossy green leaves and showy fragrant rose-like flowers; cultivated in many varieties
The second is a crab of the species Heikea japonica, which is found in Japanese waters.
Kassu, or most astringent terra japonica, which is black and mixed with paddy criu, husks, and other impurities.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
For an entire season the japonica was the only flower seen at the houses of the fashionable or mixing in the toilettes of the belles.
I discovered we have the dreaded Fallopia japonica aka Japanese knotweed, aargh, so that was A Bad Thing; but also found a small and runty Kerria japonica aka batchelors’ buttons or Abraham’s buttonhole, a funny straggly flowering shrub that I happen to be very fond of and intend to nurture, and some self-sown calendulas, which were A Good Thing.
My heart warms under snow; flowers with forsythia, japonica blooms, flowering quince, bridal wreath, blood root and violet; yellow running jasmine vine, cape jessamine and saucer magnolias: tulip-shaped, scenting lemon musk upon the air.
Researchers at London's Kew Gardens said Thursday they'd discovered that the Paris japonica has a genetic code 50 times longer than that of a human being.
Near the sculpture, there's a seemingly nondescript grove of japonica trees that were planted in 1976 by the crew of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first US-Soviet international space mission.
Two that come to mind are Yoshino cryptomeria C. japonica 'Yoshino' and green giant arborvitae.
Sacred lily (Rohdea japonica) is a perennial that stays green year-round and which deer do not eat.
Ed, I used to think of this poem as threatening but powered by the big thrill of irony -- plus the ironical use of "instructions" re learning to use a gun or a rifle -- the emphasis on learning the ins and outs of a killing mechanism in the middle of the idyllic gardens, filled with japonica. (somehow reminiscent of the South Pacific - this is a WWII poem).