fatsia

[ fat-see-uh ]
/ ˈfæt si ə /

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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fatsia
/ (ˈfætsɪə) /

noun

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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