[ fat-see-uh ]
/ ˈfæt si ə /
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a shrub or small tree, Fatsia japonica, of the ginseng family, having large, glossy, palmately compound leaves and often grown as a houseplant.
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Origin of fatsia
<New Latin, perhaps irregular <Japanese yatsude the name of the plant
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Example sentences from the Web for fatsia
It is the pith of the large-leaved bush-like Fatsia papyrifera, Benth.Three Years in Western China|Alexander Hosie
British Dictionary definitions for fatsia
/ (ˈfætsɪə) /
any shrub of the araliaceous genus Fatsia, esp F. japonica, with large deeply palmate leaves and umbels of white flowers
Word Origin for fatsia
New Latin, from the Japanese name
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