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  • n. Any of the genus Skimmia of evergreen shrubs and trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of polypetalous shrubs, of the order Rutac√¶ and tribe Toddalie√¶, characterized by flowers with four or five valvate petals, as many stamens, and a two- to five-celled ovary ripening into an ovoid fleshy drupe with two to four cartilaginous nutlets.


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From the genus name.


  • Crowded clumps of compact evergreens, rhododendrons, skimmia or viburnums can be dug up and given new positions to fill in winter garden gaps.

    Kitsap Sun Stories

  • If you transfer skimmia from pots to your borders in spring and you want berries in future years, make sure you grow male and female plants together.


  • We used pine, eucalyptus and a mix of skimmia and hypericum red berries, topped off with red roses.

    The Guardian World News

  • The same sources attributed skimmia to New Latin and described Taka-Diastase as a trademark, without stating, unfortunately, whence the trademark came (admittedly the taka could be Japanese in origin; I must confess ignorance on that point).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3

  • Siomio uji Sanron skibby ukiyo-e sansei skimmia ume Sapporo, adj. soba urushi sasanqua (or sodoku urushic acid Sasankwa) Soka Gakkai urushiol Sasebo, adj. soy urushiye sashimi soya wacadash satori soya bean waka satsuma soyate Wakayama, adj. satsuma ware soybean wakizashi sawara cypress soybean cyst warabi sayonara nematode wasabi sayonara, interj. soybean lecithin yagi sen soybean milk yakitori sendai, adj. soybean oil yakuza Sendai virus soybean oil meal Yamaguchigumi sentoku soy flour yamamai seppa soy frame Yamato-e seppa dai soymilk yamoto seppuku sugi Yawata, adj. sesshin suiseki yayoi, adj.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 1


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