an Asian evergreen shrub, Pieris japonica, of the heath family, having broad, glossy leaves and drooping clusters of whitish blossoms.
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Also called andromeda.
Origin of Japanese andromeda
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby Japanese andromeda
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British Dictionary definitions for Japanese andromeda
an ericaceous Japanese shrub, Pieris japonica, with drooping clusters of small bell-shaped white flowers
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