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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 ).]
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(Plants) an ornamental evergreen Japanese laurel
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|Noun||1.||Aucuba - hardy evergreen dioecious shrubs and small trees from Japan|
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
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