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Japanese andromeda

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  1. an Asian evergreen shrub, Pieris japonica, of the heath family, having broad, glossy leaves and drooping clusters of whitish blossoms.

Origin of Japanese andromeda

First recorded in 1945–50
Also called andromeda.
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British Dictionary definitions for japanese andromeda

Japanese andromeda

  1. an ericaceous Japanese shrub, Pieris japonica, with drooping clusters of small bell-shaped white flowers
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