japonica

japonica

[juh-pon-i-kuh]
noun
the camellia, Camellia japonica, having waxy flowers in a variety of colors.

Origin:
1810–20; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Japon(ia) Japan + -ica, feminine of -icus -ic

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japonica (dʒəˈpɒnɪkə)
 
n
1.  Japanese quince, Also called: flowering quince a Japanese rosaceous shrub, Chaenomeles japonica, cultivated for its red flowers and yellowish fruit
2.  another name for the camellia
 
[C19: from New Latin, feminine of japonicus Japanese, from JaponiaJapan]

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