Definitions for pachysandraˌpæk əˈsæn drə
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.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family BUXACEAE that should not be confused with common spurge (EUPHORBIA).