Definition of skimmia in English:

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skimmia

Pronunciation: /ˈskɪmɪə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

An evergreen East Asian shrub with creamy-white flowers and red berries.
  • Genus Skimmia, family Rutaceae.
Example sentences
  • Rhododendrons, most heathers, camellias, pieris, skimmia, citrus and many others must have acid soil.
  • Plant up tubs and pots with Euonymus ‘Emerald 'n' Gold ’, winter-flowering heathers and skimmias for winter colour.
  • Cut back overgrown specimens of spotted laurel, bay, box, fatsia, skimmia and evergreen cotoneaster.

Origin

Modern Latin, from Japanese.

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