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  1. any Asian evergreen shrub belonging to the genus Skimmia, of the rue family, having simple, alternate leaves, clusters of small, white flowers, and a red, berrylike fruit, grown as an ornamental.
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Origin of skimmia

Borrowed into English from New Latin around 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for skimmia


  1. any rutaceous shrub of the S and SE Asian genus Skimmia, grown for their ornamental red berries and evergreen foliage
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Word Origin

C18: New Latin from Japanese (mijama-) shikimi, a native name of the plant
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