aralia

[ uh-rey-lee-uh, uh-reyl-yuh ]
/ əˈreɪ li ə, əˈreɪl yə /

noun

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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aralia

/ (əˈreɪlɪə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for aralia

New Latin, of uncertain origin
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