Japanese andromeda

noun

: a shrubby evergreen heath (Pieris japonica) of southeastern Asia with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of usually whitish flowers

Examples of Japanese andromeda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her signature bouquets mix a wide range of forms and textures, often featuring shapely blossoms — Japanese andromeda, anthuriums, orchids, peonies, daffodils — alongside branches of eucalyptus, native shrubs such as tamarisk, and even berries and rosemary from her own garden. New York Times, 4 May 2021

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin Andromeda, genus of plants, from Latin Andromeda, Ethiopian princess, from Greek Andromedē

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Japanese andromeda was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Japanese andromeda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20andromeda. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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