Definitions for pachysandraˌpæk əˈsæn drə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pach•y•san•draˌpæk əˈsæn drə(n.)(pl.)-dras.
any of several low-growing plants of the genus Pachysandra, of the box family, widely grown as a ground cover.
Origin of pachysandra:
1805–15; < NL, irreg. < Gk pachýs thick +andr- (s. of anḗr man; see andro -) + NL -a -a2; so called from the thick stamens of the male flowers
any plant of the genus Pachysandra; low-growing evergreen herbs or subshrubs having dentate leaves and used as ground cover
A genus of four or five species of evergreen shrubs or subshrubs, belonging to the boxwood family, Buxaceae used ornamentally as groundcover.
Pachysandra is a genus of four or five species of evergreen perennials or subshrubs, belonging to the boxwood family Buxaceae. The species are native to eastern Asia and southeast North America, some reaching a height of 20–45 cm, with only weakly woody stems. The leaves are alternate, leathery, with an entire to coarsely toothed margin, and are typically 5–10 cm long. The small uni-sexual blooms are greenish-white and produced in late spring or early summer. The name is derived from the Greek words pachys and andros which is a reference to the thick stamens.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family BUXACEAE that should not be confused with common spurge (EUPHORBIA).
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