pachysandra definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Pachysandra) of low, dense-growing, hardy evergreen plants of the box family, often used for a ground cover in the shade
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek pachys (see pachyderm) plush Modern Latin -andrus, -androus
pachysandra definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of several plants of the genus Pachysandra, especially the evergreen P. terminalis native to Japan, having toothed leaves and inconspicuous white unisexual flowers. Also called Japanese spurge.
Origin: New Latin Pachysandra, genus name : Greek pakhus, thick + New Latin -andrus, -androus (after its thick stamens).