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aucuba Line breaks: au¦cuba
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːkjʊbə/

Definition of aucuba in English:


A hardy East Asian evergreen shrub of the dogwood family, resembling a laurel.
  • Genus Aucuba, family Cornaceae: several species, in particular the Japanese laurel (A. japonica)
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.


Modern Latin, from Japanese aokiba.

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