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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Origin and Etymology of ch'ang shan
probably from Chin
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