schefflera

[shef-ler-uh, shef-leer-uh]

noun

any of various tropical trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Schefflera, of the ginseng family, having glossy, palmately compound leaves and often cultivated as a houseplant.
a similar, related plant, Brassaia actinophylla.

Nearby words

  1. scheele,
  2. scheele's green,
  3. scheele, karl wilhelm,
  4. scheelite,
  5. scheffler, johannes,
  6. scheherazade,
  7. scheherezade,
  8. scheie's syndrome,
  9. schelde,
  10. scheldt

Origin of schefflera

< New Latin (1776), after J. C. Scheffler, 18th century German botanist; see -a2

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