from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several plants of the genus Pachysandra, especially the evergreen P. terminalis native to Japan, having toothed leaves and inconspicuous white unisexual flowers. Also called Japanese spurge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A genus of four or five species of evergreen shrubs or subshrubs, belonging to the boxwood family, Buxaceae used ornamentally as groundcover.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the genus Pachysandra; they are low-growing evergreen herbs or subshrubs having dentate leaves and used as ground cover.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of prostrate plants of the apetalous order Euphorbiaceæ and the tribe Buxeæ, known by its four stamens, and alternate usually coarse-toothed leaves.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any plant of the genus Pachysandra; low-growing evergreen herbs or subshrubs having dentate leaves and used as ground cover
New Latin Pachysandra, genus name : Greek pakhus, thick + New Latin -andrus, -androus (after its thick stamens).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)