Schisandra

noun
Schi·san·dra | \ skə̇ˈzandrə , -ˈsa- \

Definition of Schisandra 

: a genus of aromatic woody vines or shrubs (family Magnoliaceae) including one in North America and others in eastern Asia and having the leaves often evergreen, unisexual flowers in axillary clusters with the petals and sepals undifferentiated, and a fruit that is an elongated spike crowded with berries

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History and Etymology for Schisandra

New Latin, irregular from schiz- + -andra

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