An ornamental shrub (Chaenomeles japonica) that is native to Japan and cultivated for its red flowers.(noun)
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Use "japonica" in a sentence
"The second is a crab of the species Heikea japonica, which is found in Japanese waters."
"Kassu, or most astringent terra japonica, which is black and mixed with paddy criu, husks, and other impurities."
"For an entire season the japonica was the only flower seen at the houses of the fashionable or mixing in the toilettes of the belles."