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[oo-doh] /ˈu doʊ/
noun, plural udos.
a plant, Aralia cordata, of the ginseng family, cultivated, especially in Japan and China, for its edible shoots.
Origin of udo
From Japanese Unabridged
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  • "Yes, I'm not really much like a tortoise," said udo humorously.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • "Well, you wouldn't when I was a tortoise," said udo pleasantly.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • We have to do with but a few more incidents in St. udo Brand's career as a soldier.

    Faithful Margaret Annie Ashmore
  • Modern writers upon whose lips in udo est Mænas et Attis might take some of this satire not inaptly to themselves.

  • So King udo said, "I will give you half my town with the people in it, also seven cows and some money."

  • udo Ubok udom was a famous king who lived at Itam, which is an inland town, and does not possess a river.

  • King udo had a daughter, of whom he was very fond, and looked after her most carefully, and she grew up into a beautiful woman.

  • It was the face of a young and lovely girl which returned St. udo's yearning, questioning gaze with a sweet, free smile.

    Faithful Margaret Annie Ashmore
British Dictionary definitions for udo


noun (pl) udos
a stout araliaceous perennial plant, Aralia cordata, of Japan and China, having berry-like black fruits and young shoots that are edible when blanched
Word Origin
from Japanese
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