Japanese andromeda

noun

Definition of Japanese andromeda

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

First Known Use of Japanese andromeda

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Japanese andromeda

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

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“Japanese andromeda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20andromeda. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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