Origin of japonicaModL, feminine of Japonicus, of Japan from Japonia, Japan from French Japon
any of various trees, shrubs, or plants associated with the Far East, as a camellia or the Japanese quince
- See flowering quince.
- The common cultivated camellia (Camellia japonica).
Origin of japonicaNew Latin species name from Japonia Japan
- Japanese, from Japan.
- (dated) A species of camellia (Camellia japonica), a native flower of Japan, bearing beautiful red or white flowers.
- The Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) is a kind of cypress, the wood of which is very durable.
- Of the fresh-water tortoise there are two kinds, the nippon (Tnionyx japonica) and the kame-no-ko (Ernys vulganisjaponica).
- Fishing lines are manufacttired from the cocoons of the genjiki-mushi (Caligula japonica), which is one of the commonest moths in the islands.
- Such a transfer has been described in various Aroids, Rohdea japonica (Liliaceae), and other plants.
- Thus the seeds of Primula japonica, though sown under precisely similar conditions, yet come up at very irregular intervals of time.