: 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

Word History


New Latin, irregular from schiz- + -andra

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“Schisandra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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