Adjective "japonica" definition and examples

(Japonica may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dʒəˈpɒnɪkə/

Definitions and examples

noun

An Asian shrub of the rose family, with bright red flowers followed by round white, green, or yellow edible fruits.
  1. 'A new shrub to our garden this year is the summer flowering Spiraea japonica Anthony Waterer which is still blooming here well into October.'
  2. 'Summer flower species such as Spiraea japonica flower on growth made in the current year.'

More definitions

1. the camellia, Camellia japonica, having waxy flowers in a variety of colors.

More examples(as adjective)

"rices can be japonica."

Origin

Early 19th century: modern Latin, feminine of japonicus ‘Japanese’.