Definition of japonica in English:


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


  • 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
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    • 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'.

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