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nandina

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