pachysandra definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few plants of the genus Pachysandra, especially the evergreen P. terminalis indigenous to Japan, having toothed leaves and inconspicuous white unisexual blossoms. Also called Japanese spurge.
    • A genus of 4 or 5 types of evergreen shrubs or subshrubs, of the boxwood family, Buxaceae utilized ornamentally as groundcover.
    • Any plant associated with genus Pachysandra; these are generally low-growing evergreen natural herbs or subshrubs having dentate leaves and used as surface address.
    • A genus of prostrate flowers for the apetalous order Euphorbiace√¶ and also the tribe Buxe√¶, known by its four stamens, and alternate often coarse-toothed leaves.
    • any plant of this genus Pachysandra; low-growing evergreen herbs or subshrubs having dentate leaves and used as surface cover

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