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skimmia

[skim-ee-uh] /ˈskɪm i ə/
noun
1.
any Asian evergreen shrub belonging to the genus Skimmia, of the rue family, having simple, alternate leaves, clusters of small, white flowers, and a red, berrylike fruit, grown as an ornamental.
Origin of skimmia
1865-1870
Borrowed into English from New Latin around 1865-70
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skimmia

/ˈskɪmɪə/
noun
1.
any rutaceous shrub of the S and SE Asian genus Skimmia, grown for their ornamental red berries and evergreen foliage
Word Origin
C18: New Latin from Japanese (mijama-)shikimi, a native name of the plant
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