• Aucuba Japonica, Thunb
    Aucuba Japonica, Thunb
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Aucuba hardy evergreen dioecious shrubs and small trees from Japan
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aucuba A shrub of the genus Aucuba.
    • n aucuba [capitalized] A genus of plants, natural order Cornaceæ, consisting of six species from eastern Asia. They are branching shrubs, with smooth opposite leaves and small unisexual flowers. A. Japonica has long been in cultivation, and is prized for its mass of glossy leathery green leaves, mottled with yellow, and its coral-red berries.
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In literature:

With Skimmias and Aucubas the proper proportions can be obtained by means of cuttings.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
One of the most ornamental evergreen shrubs, the Japanese Aucuba (page 41), is grown in mostly all gardens.
"Our Flowering Shrubs" by Anonymous