aralia

aralia

[uh-rey-lee-uh, uh-reyl-yuh]
noun
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)
 
n
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
 
[New Latin, of uncertain origin]

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