noun ar·dis·ia \ärˈdizh(ē)ə\

Definition of ardisia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical evergreen shrubs and trees (family Myrsinaceae) having panicled flowers and drupaceous fruits

  2. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Ardisia

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Origin and Etymology of ardisia

New Latin, from Greek ardis point of an arrow + New Latin -ia; from the shape of the lobes of the corolla; perhaps akin to Old Irish aird point, height

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a trip made at another's expense

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