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fatsia

[ fat-see-uh ]
/ ˈfæt si ə /
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for fatsia

fatsia
/ (ˈfætsɪə) /

noun

any shrub of the araliaceous genus Fatsia, esp F. japonica, with large deeply palmate leaves and umbels of white flowers
New Latin, from the Japanese name
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