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Kuchinashi gardenia


Any of several flowering evegreen shrubs of the genus Gardenia. One plant, Gardenia jasminoides, native to China, is popular with gardeners for its large sweet-smelling flowers. A orange colorant extracted from its large fruits has been used as a dye.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Gardenia dyed paper

cape jasmine; Gardenia jasminoides; Gardenia angusta

EEM Color

Gardenia color.PNG

EEM Line

Gardenia line.PNG

Resources and Citations

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998