Definition of japonica in English:

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japonica

Pronunciation: /jəˈpänəkə/

noun

1 Another term for common camellia (see camellia).
Example sentences
  • Hundred year old specimens of Camellia japonica regularly top 20 or 30 feet in height in favoured Cornish gardens.
  • Acidic, basic and neutral methanol extract fractions of Camellia japonica inhibited the growth of food borne pathogens in microbiological media and food6.
2 another term for flowering quince.

Origin

Early 19th century: modern Latin, feminine of japonicus 'Japanese'.

Words that rhyme with japonica

electronica, harmonica, Honecker, Monica, moniker, Salonica, santonica, veronica
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