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schef·fler·a

 (shĕf-lîr′ə, -lĕr′ə, shĕf′lər-ə)
n.
Any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Schefflera, having palmately compound leaves. Several species are cultivated as houseplants. Also called umbrella tree.

[New Latin Schefflera, genus name, after Jacob Christoph Scheffler, (1698-1742), German botanist and physician.]
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schefflera

(ˈʃɛflərə)
n
(Plants) any tropical tree or shrub in the genus Schefflera known for its compound leaves and flower clusters
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Noun1.schefflera - large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliageSchefflera - large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliage
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Araliaceae, family Araliaceae, ivy family - mostly tropical trees and shrubs and lianas: genera Panax and Hedera
Brassaia actinophylla, Schefflera actinophylla, umbrella tree - erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves
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Fondatore e direttore di numerose riviste, tra cui l'ultima e stata "Agalma", ha sempre rifiutato "una pratica filosofica troppo attenta all'attualita - sostiene Vattimo - e tuttavia la sua passione teorica lo ha condotto a cercare di comprendere e analizzare aspetti anche estremi della condizione umana presente"
Plato's evacuation of pleasure from the realm of the gods thus amounts to a covering up of this structure, which is elsewhere obliquely revealed by the agalma, the flashy figurine meant to attract the gods' attention, invoked by a drunken Alcibiades as the precious object inside Socrates, in the penultimate scene of the Symposium.
The coal/diamond metaphor with which the novel opens alerts us to the Janus-faced, anamorphic nature of an object which alternately presents us with its bright or somber face, what Lacan, in Le Seminaire de Tangoisse, calls agalma and palea, the glittering object of beauty and the waste, the refuse.
E o lado mais fragil da "filosofia existencial" d'O pequeno principe, porque esse reencantamento supoe, ao mesmo tempo, uma hominizacao do natural e porque, alem disso, seu sentido (seu "tesouro escondido", seu agalma) se funda em relacao a uma vivencia: a natureza nao seria nada alem da recordacao dessa vivencia.