Definition of Japonica

1. Noun. Greenhouse shrub with glossy green leaves and showy fragrant rose-like flowers; cultivated in many varieties.

Exact synonyms: Camellia Japonica
Generic synonyms: Camelia, Camellia



2. Noun. Deciduous thorny shrub native to Japan having red blossoms.
Exact synonyms: Chaenomeles Japonica, Maule's Quince
Generic synonyms: Flowering Quince

Definition of Japonica

1. n. A species of Camellia (Camellia Japonica), a native of Japan, bearing beautiful red or white flowers. Many other genera have species of the same name.

Definition of Japonica

1. Adjective. Japanese, from Japan. ¹

2. Noun. (science) A taxonomic name for Japanese species. ¹

3. Noun. (botany) A species of camellia (''Camellia japonica''), a native flower of Japan, bearing beautiful red or white flowers. ¹

4. Noun. Any of several plants originally native to Japan, but especially a species of camelia, ''Camelia japonica'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Japonica

1. an Asian shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Japonica

1. A species of Camellia (Camellia Japonica), a native of Japan, bearing beautiful red or white flowers. Many other genera have species of the same name. Origin: NL, Japanese, fr. Japonia Japan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Japonica

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japonica (current term)
japonicas
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jar-owl
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Literary usage of Japonica

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1. The Encyclopædia of Geography: Comprising a Complete Description of the by Hugh Murray, William Wallace, Robert Jameson, William Jackson Hooker, William Swainson (1855)
"Among these 755 flowering plants, we may observe 240 of the old continent; some from India, as Salix japonica, Eleagnus umbellata, and the Orange tree; ..."

2. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"... japonica. It has interesting dark-green foliage, and quantities of upright growing spikes or clusters of creamy white flowers. ..."

3. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson, F. L. S., William F L S Robinson (1900)
"They are charming for the rock-garden or borders, but like best a light peaty soil or sandy loam. Division. The only ones worth cultivating are S. japonica ..."

4. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller (1906)
"The leaf is prepared for use by roasting, and is never rolled like tea. CAMELLIA LEAVES. The camellia (Camellia japonica L., ..."

5. Science Papers: Chiefly Pharmacological and Botanical by Daniel Hanbury (1876)
"... with an adherent brown cuticle; internally they are fleshy and black; they have a sweetish taste and but little odour. Corydalis ambigua. japonica. ..."

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