an evergreen garden shrub with shiny green leaves and umbels of pale green flowers; a bigeneric hybrid between Fatsia japonica moseri and Hedera hibernica: family Araliaceae
[fat-see-uh] /ˈfæt si ə/ noun 1. a shrub or small tree, Fatsia japonica, of the ginseng family, having large, glossy, palmately compound leaves and often grown as a houseplant. /ˈfætsɪə/ noun 1. any shrub of the araliaceous genus Fatsia, esp F. japonica, with large deeply palmate leaves and umbels of white flowers
[fat-soh] /ˈfæt soʊ/ noun, plural fatsos, fatsoes. Informal: Disparaging and Offensive. 1. a fat person (used as a term of address). /ˈfætsəʊ/ noun (pl) -sos, -soes 1. (slang) a fat person: used as an insulting or disparaging term of address adjective Fat, in any sense: a fatso deal in six figures (1940s+)
- Fat-soluble vitamin
fat-soluble vitamin n. Any of various vitamins soluble in fats or fat solvents.
[fat-sol-yuh-buh l] /ˈfætˌsɒl yə bəl/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. soluble in oils or fats. adjective 1. soluble in nonpolar substances, such as ether, chloroform, and oils. Fat-soluble compounds are often insoluble in water fat-soluble adj. Soluble in fats or fat solvents.