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ja·pon·i·ca

 (jə-pŏn′ĭ-kə)
n.
2. The common cultivated camellia (Camellia japonica).

[New Latin, species name, from Japonia, Japan.]

japonica

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

ca•mel•lia

(kəˈmil yə, -ˈmi li ə)

n., pl. -lias.
any of several shrubs of the genus Camellia, of the tea family, having glossy evergreen leaves and roselike flowers of white, pink, or red.
[1745–55; after German. J. Camellus (1661–1706), Jesuit missionary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.japonica - greenhouse shrub with glossy green leaves and showy fragrant rose-like flowersjaponica - greenhouse shrub with glossy green leaves and showy fragrant rose-like flowers; cultivated in many varieties
camelia, camellia - any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowers
2.japonica - deciduous thorny shrub native to Japan having red blossomsjaponica - deciduous thorny shrub native to Japan having red blossoms
flowering quince - Asiatic ornamental shrub with spiny branches and pink or red blossoms
Translations

japonica

[dʒəˈpɒnɪkə] Nrosal m de China, rosal m japonés

japonica

japonica

[dʒəˈpɒnɪkə] ncotogno del Giappone
References in classic literature ?
It was rather a singular one,--a brilliant scarlet geranium, and one single white japonica, with its glossy leaves.
She admires a flower (pink camellia japonica, price half-a-crown), in my button-hole.
A FEW months ago, I bought a couple of Skimmia japonicas to add colourful berries to my autumn displays.