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Definition of japonica noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

japonica

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dʒəˈpɒnɪkə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒəˈpɑːnɪkə//
 
 
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a Japanese bush that is often grown in gardens/yards, and that has red flowers and pale yellow fruit Word Origin early 19th cent.: modern Latin, feminine of japonicus ‘Japanese’.