Definitions for: Japonica


[n] deciduous thorny shrub native to Japan having red blossoms
[n] greenhouse shrub with glossy green leaves and showy fragrant roselike flowers; cultivated in many varieties



Webster (1913) Definition: Ja*pon"i*ca, n. [NL., Japanese, fr. Japonia Japan.]
(Bot.)
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.

Synonyms: Camellia japonica, Chaenomeles japonica, maule's quince

See Also: camelia, camellia, flowering quince


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