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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pak-uh-san-druh]
    • /ˌpæk əˈsæn drə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pak-uh-san-druh]
    • /ˌpæk əˈsæn drə/

Definitions of pachysandra word

  • noun pachysandra any plant of the genus Pachysandra, as the Allegheny spurge or Japanese spurge, the leaves of which grow in a rounded clump, widely used as a ground cover in the U.S. 1
  • noun pachysandra an evergreen shrub 0
  • noun pachysandra any of a genus (Pachysandra) of low, dense-growing, hardy evergreen plants of the box family, often used for a ground cover in the shade 0

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Origin of pachysandra

First appearance:

before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
1805-15; < New Latin: the genus name, irregular from Greek pachýs thick + Greek andr- (stem of anḗr man; see andro-) + -a -a2; so called in reference to the thick stamens of the male flowers

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pachysandra popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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