Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A perennial plant (Aralia cordata) native to East Asia, having bipinnately compound leaves and young shoots that are cooked and eaten as a vegetable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ornamental plant, Aralia cordata, cultivated in Japan and China as a vegetable. The edible portions of the plant are its young shoots, which are blanched by being covered with earth. In the winter the crisp, white stems are used for salad like celery.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Japanese.]

Examples

  • That combined with the Hillary & Bill Appalacian bus tour ... to udo the "kitchen sink strategy" ... would give Team Obama a landslide victory in November of 2008.

    Carter: Obama-Clinton ticket unlikely

  • Web: www. udo.jp Tokyo: Saitama Super Arena, 8 Shintoshin, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi; Feb. 21 and 22, 5 p.m. Admission: 10,000 yen to 17,000 yen.

    Time Off: Cultural Events Around Asia

  • I suspect the unidentified stir-fried vegetable is probably Aralia cordata, what the Japanese call “udo” 独活 or “shishi udo”, otherwise known as Japanese Spikenard .

    Chinese feast | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Web: www. udo.jp Tokyo: Nippon Budokan, Kitanomaru Koen 2-3, Chiyoda-ku; Feb. 15 and 28, 5 p.m.

    Time Off: Cultural Events Around Asia

  • Web: www. udo.jp Jakarta: Grand Ballroom, Gran Meliá hotel, Jalan H.R. R.suna Said, Kav X-0, Kuningan; March 10, 7 p.m.

    Time Off: Cultural Events Around Asia

  • Web: www. udo.jp Write to William Westbrook at william. westbrook@wsj.com

    Time Off: Cultural Events Around Asia

  • Web: udo. jp/artist/Sting/index. html Write to Iris Kuo at iris. kuo@wsj.com

    Time Off

  • Web: udo. jp/artist/Sting/index. html Osaka: Festival Hall, 2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku; Dec. 20, 6 p.m. Admission: 11,000 yen and 12,000 yen.

    Time Off

  • Web: udo. jp/artist/JamesBlunt Seoul: Olympic Park, 88-2 Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu; April 26, 7 p.m.

    Time Off

  • Vía: Elevator Floor Illusion – Hemmy. net, A source of varied interests – Escrito en General/Varios by Shoking [...] dr. udo z Says:

    Cardiff Bay Illusion

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