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ca·mel·lia

 (kə-mēl′yə)
n.
Any of several evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Camellia native to eastern Asia, especially C. japonica, having shiny leaves and showy roselike flowers that are usually red, white, or pink.

[New Latin Camellia, genus name, after Georg Josef Kamel (1661-1706), Moravian Jesuit missionary.]

camellia

(kəˈmiːlɪə)
n
(Plants) any ornamental shrub of the Asian genus Camellia, esp C. japonica, having glossy evergreen leaves and showy roselike flowers, usually white, pink, or red in colour: family Theaceae. Also called: japonica
[C18: New Latin, named after Georg Josef Kamel (1661–1706), Moravian Jesuit missionary, who introduced it to Europe]

ca•mel•lia

(kəˈmil yə, -ˈmi li ə)

n., pl. -lias.
any of several shrubs of the genus Camellia, of the tea family, having glossy evergreen leaves and roselike flowers of white, pink, or red.
[1745–55; after German. J. Camellus (1661–1706), Jesuit missionary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.camellia - any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowerscamellia - any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowers
genus Camellia - tropical Asiatic evergreen shrubs or small trees
Camellia japonica, japonica - greenhouse shrub with glossy green leaves and showy fragrant rose-like flowers; cultivated in many varieties
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Translations
شَجَرَةُ الكاميليا
kamélie
kamelia
kamélia
kamelía, kamelíufrú
kamelija
kamēlija
kamélia

camellia

[kəˈmiːlɪə] Ncamelia f

camellia

[kəˈmiːlɪə] ncamélia m

camellia

nKamelie f

camellia

[kəˈmiːlɪə] ncamelia

camellia

(kəˈmiːliə) noun
(the red or white flower of) an evergreen shrub from eastern Asia.