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skimmia

[ skim-ee-uh ]

noun

  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.


skimmia

/ ˈskɪmɪə /

noun

  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 History and Origins

Origin of skimmia1

Borrowed into English from New Latin around 1865–70
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Word History and Origins

Origin of skimmia1

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

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