- any of various plants of the genus Aralia and related genera, several of which are cultivated as houseplants or have been used medicinally.
Origin of aralia
< New Latin (Linnaeus), of unexplained orig.
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Examples from the Web for aralia
Plant out Aralia, Canella, Magnolia, and other ornamental trees.Flowers and Flower-Gardens
David Lester Richardson
Aralia clapped her hands and cried: "Just too jolly for anything!"
When Aralia said, "Yes," so did Pansy, but both looked very quiet.
Please, sir, I think we'll find your aralia next spring-tide.
They were nasty songs, and Merry touched me and said, 'Let us go after the aralia.'
- any plant of the genus Aralia of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. The greenhouse and house plant generally known as aralia is Schefflera elegantissima of a related genus, grown for its decorative evergreen foliage: family Araliaceae
New Latin, of uncertain origin
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