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any shrub of the genus Aucuba, native to Asia, having evergreen leaves, clusters of purple flowers, and brightly colored berries.
Historical Examples

The familiar Japanese laurel of gardens and shrubberies is aucuba japonica.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various

The last plant generally included in this order is aucuba japonica, though it is probable this plant belongs to Cornace.
Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon


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