skimmia

skimmia

[skim-ee-uh]
noun
any Asian evergreen shrub belonging to the genus Skimmia, of the rue family, having simple, alternate leaves, clusters of small, white flowers, and a red, berrylike fruit, grown as an ornamental.

Origin:
1865–70; < Neo-Latin

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skimmia (ˈskɪmɪə)
 
n
any rutaceous shrub of the S and SE Asian genus Skimmia, grown for their ornamental red berries and evergreen foliage
 
[C18: New Latin from Japanese (mijama-)shikimi, a native name of the plant]

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