- a Chinese and Japanese evergreen shrub, Nandina domestica, of the barberry family, having pinnate leaves and bright red berries, cultivated as an ornamental.
Also nan·din [nan-din] /ˈnæn dɪn/.
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
Also called heavenly bamboo, sacred bamboo.
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Examples from the Web for nandin
All of them, when they heard this from Nandin, agreed to it.
And while the king was engaged in the fire-offering, there suddenly appeared there Nandin the prince of the host of Bhútas.
And at the end of the feast, Nandin and the others gave them all celestial garlands, robes, and ornaments.
And when he reached his hermitage, he saw and adored the cow Surabhi and the sacred bull, and approached Nandin the door-keeper.
Nandìna doméstica, the only species, and a popular shrub in the gardens of Japan, where it is called Nandin.The American Flower Garden Directory