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Any of several Asian evergreen shrubs of the genus Aucuba, especially A. japonica, grown as an ornamental chiefly for its glossy, leathery leaves.

[New Latin Aucuba, genus name, from Japanese dialectal aokiba; akin to Japanese aoki : ao-, green + ki, tree (from its green twigs ).]


(ˈɔːkjəbə; ɔːˈkjuːbə)
(Plants) an ornamental evergreen Japanese laurel
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Noun1.aucuba - hardy evergreen dioecious shrubs and small trees from JapanAucuba - hardy evergreen dioecious shrubs and small trees from Japan
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Cornaceae, dogwood family, family Cornaceae - a rosid dicot family of the order Umbellales including: genera Aucuba, Cornus, Corokia, Curtisia, Griselinia, Helwingia
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Among the plants that Hall was growing was a male clone of Acuba japonica that Fortune had been looking for but been unable to locate.
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Rodolfo AcuBa, A Community Under Siege: A Chronicle of Chicanos East of the Los Angeles River, 1945-1975 (Los Angeles: Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, 1984) for a discussion of key political-socio-economic changes.
Following his arrest, police searched his home in Acuba Road, Wavertree, and seized his computer.