nandina

[ nan-dahy-nuh, -dee-nuh ]
/ nænˈdaɪ nə, -ˈdi nə /

noun

a Chinese and Japanese evergreen shrub, Nandina domestica, of the barberry family, having pinnate leaves and bright red berries, cultivated as an ornamental.

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Also nan·din [nan-din] /ˈnæn dɪn/.
Also called heavenly bamboo, sacred bamboo.

Origin of nandina

< New Latin (1781), the genus name < Japanese dialect nanden, Japanese nanten < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese nántiān(zhú); nán south + tiān heaven + zhú bamboo; see -a2
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