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 of pachysandraModern Latin ; from Classical Greek pachys (see pachyderm) + Modern Latin -andrus, -androus
Any of several evergreen creeping plants of the genus Pachysandra of East Asia and the southeast United States, especially Japanese spurge, often planted as a ground cover.
Origin of pachysandraNew Latin Pachysandra, genus name : Greek pakhus, thick + New Latin -andrus, -androus (after its thick stamens).
- (botany) A genus, Pachysandra, of four or five species of evergreen shrubs or subshrubs, belonging to the boxwood family, Buxaceae, used ornamentally as groundcover.