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schefflera

noun schef·flera \ˈshe-flə-rə\

Definition of SCHEFFLERA

:  any of a genus (Schefflera) of chiefly tropical and subtropical shrubs and trees of the ginseng family having usually palmately compound leaves and including some (as S. actinophylla syn. Brassaia actinophylla) grown indoors and in gardens

Origin of SCHEFFLERA

New Latin, from Jacob Christoph Scheffler †1742 German physician
First Known Use: 1953

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