Definition of aucuba in English:

aucuba

noun

  • A hardy East Asian evergreen shrub of the dogwood family, resembling a laurel.

    • ‘Propagate aucuba from fast growing stem cuttings in spring or semiripe cuttings in summer.’
    • ‘Hollies and aucubas have both male and female plants.’
    • ‘Prune established shrubs such as aucuba, laurel, and witch hazel.’
    • ‘Probably the best-known aucuba, has dark green glossy leaves spotted with yellow.’
    • ‘The berries of the aucubas contrast with their yellow and green foliage.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Japanese aokiba.

Pronunciation

aucuba

/ˈɔːkjʊbə/