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[nan-dahy-nuh, -dee-nuh] /nænˈdaɪ nə, -ˈdi nə/
a Chinese and Japanese evergreen shrub, Nandina domestica, of the barberry family, having pinnate leaves and bright red berries, cultivated as an ornamental.
Also, nandin
[nan-din] /ˈnæn dɪn/ (Show IPA)
Also called heavenly bamboo, sacred bamboo.
Origin of nandina
Japanese dialect
< New Latin (1781), the genus name < Japanese dialect nanden, Japanese nanten < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese nántiān(zhú); nán south + tiān heaven + zhú bamboo; see -a2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The pot at the base contains white cyclamen, lamium, and red nandina.
  • Photinia, juniper and nandina are popular choices that can add a touch of color to your landscape year round.

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