Definition of aucuba in English:

aucuba

Line breaks: au¦cuba
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːkjʊbə
 
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noun

A hardy East Asian evergreen shrub of the dogwood family, resembling a laurel.
More example sentences
  • Prune established shrubs such as aucuba, laurel, and witch hazel.
  • Propagate aucuba from fast growing stem cuttings in spring or semiripe cuttings in summer.
  • Hollies and aucubas have both male and female plants.

Origin

modern Latin, from Japanese aokiba.

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