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 (shĕf-lîr′ə, -lĕr′ə, shĕf′lər-ə)
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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(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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The trade name is owned by Emirates General Petroleum Corporation "Emarat", which also owns other trade names such as "Bakeria" which specializes in light snacks, sandwiches and fresh bread and pastries, and "Cafe Arabica" which provides a wide selection of fresh and rich coffees.
Bakeria, which specialises in snacks, sandwiches, fresh bread, pastries and desserts, is one of Emarat's brand names, which include Freshplus stores.
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According to Falaknaz, the local franchise brand Emarat returns to FME this year as it continues to offer many of its brands for franchise, including Bakeria, CafE[umlaut] Arabicca and Freshplus.