- A perennial Japanese plant (Aralia cordata) having bipinnately compound leaves and young shoots that are cooked and eaten as a vegetable. (noun)
- A stout araliaceous perennial plant, Aralia cordata, of Japan and China, having berry-like black fruits and young shoots that are edible when blanched (noun)
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