Definition of aralia in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈreɪlɪə/


A plant of a very diverse group of trees and shrubs native to America and Asia. Several kinds are cultivated for their foliage and tiny flowers, and some are used in herbal medicine.
  • Genus Aralia, family Araliaceae: several species, including the Japanese angelica tree (A. elata).
Example sentences
  • She starts by anchoring the arrangement with a single plant that can live year to year and look attractive in every season-a weeping blue Atlas cedar, Japanese aralia, or sago palm, for instance.
  • Large patches of the non-native Aralia elata were observed, and discussion followed concerning the importance of the inflorescence in determining species of woody aralias.
  • I've seen false aralia before,’ Micah replied.


Modern Latin, of unknown origin.

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