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japonica Line breaks: ja¦pon|ica
Pronunciation: /dʒəˈpɒnɪkə/

Definition of japonica in English:


An Asian shrub of the rose family, with bright red flowers followed by round white, green, or yellow edible fruits. Also called Japanese quince.
  • Genus Chaenomeles, family Rosaceae: several species, in particular C. speciosa, which is grown as an ornamental
Example sentences
  • Catch up on the pruning and in particular the cutting back of spring-flowering shrubs such as Kerria japonica and winter jasmine.
  • Summer flower species such as Spiraea japonica flower on growth made in the current year.
  • A new shrub to our garden this year is the summer flowering Spiraea japonica Anthony Waterer which is still blooming here well into October.


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

Words that rhyme with japonica

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