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aralia

[uh-rey-lee-uh, uh-reyl-yuh] /əˈreɪ li ə, əˈreɪl yə/
noun
1.
any of various plants of the genus Aralia and related genera, several of which are cultivated as houseplants or have been used medicinally.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), of unexplained orig.
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aralia

/əˈreɪlɪə/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Aralia of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. The greenhouse and house plant generally known as aralia is Schefflera elegantissima of a related genus, grown for its decorative evergreen foliage: family Araliaceae
Word Origin
New Latin, of uncertain origin
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