ch'ang shan

\ ˈchängˈshän \
plural -s

Definition of ch'ang shan

: a shrub (Dichroa febrifuga) of the family Saxifragaceae found in China, northeastern India, Java, and the Philippines, with opposite serrate leaves, paniculate blue flowers and blue fruits, and roots that have long been used by the Chinese in the manufacture of a home remedy for malaria

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History and Etymology for ch'ang shan

probably from Chin

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“Ch'ang shan.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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