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noun, plural u·dos.
  1. a plant, Aralia cordata, of the ginseng family, cultivated, especially in Japan and China, for its edible shoots.
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Origin of udo

From Japanese
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  • "Yes, I'm not really much like a tortoise," said Udo humorously.

    Happy Days

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • "Well, you wouldn't when I was a tortoise," said Udo pleasantly.

    Happy Days

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • We have to do with but a few more incidents in St. Udo Brand's career as a soldier.

    Faithful Margaret

    Annie Ashmore

  • Modern writers upon whose lips in udo est Mænas et Attis might take some of this satire not inaptly to themselves.

  • So King Udo said, "I will give you half my town with the people in it, also seven cows and some money."

British Dictionary definitions for udo


noun plural udos
  1. a stout araliaceous perennial plant, Aralia cordata, of Japan and China, having berry-like black fruits and young shoots that are edible when blanched
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Word Origin

from Japanese
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