any of a genus (Aucuba) of evergreen shrubs of the dogwood family, grown for their variegated foliage and red berries
Origin of aucubaModL, probably ; from Japanese ; from ao, green + ki, tree + ha, leaf
Any of several Asian evergreen shrubs of the genus Aucuba, especially A. japonica, grown as an ornamental chiefly for its glossy, leathery leaves.
Origin of aucubaNew Latin Aucuba, genus name, from Japanese dialectal aokiba; akin to Japanese aoki : ao-, green + ki, tree (from its green twigs ).
- Any of several decorative evergreen shrubs of the genus Aucuba.