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free·sia

 (frē′zhə, -zhē-ə, -zē-ə)
n.
Any of several plants of the genus Freesia, native to southern Africa, having clusters of fragrant, variously colored flowers borne on one side of the stem.

[New Latin, after Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician.]

freesia

(ˈfriːzɪə; ˈfriːʒə)
n
(Plants) any iridaceous plant of the genus Freesia, of southern Africa, cultivated for their white, yellow, or pink tubular fragrant flowers
[C19: New Latin, named after F. H. T. Freese (died 1876), German physician]

free•si•a

(ˈfri ʒi ə, -zi ə, -ʒə)

n., pl. -si•as.
any South African plant of the genus Freesia, of the iris family, having tubular flowers.
[1880–85; < New Latin, after E. M. Fries (1794–1878), Swedish botanist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freesia - any of several plants of the genus Freesia valued for their one-sided clusters of usually fragrant yellow or white or pink tubular flowersfreesia - any of several plants of the genus Freesia valued for their one-sided clusters of usually fragrant yellow or white or pink tubular flowers
iridaceous plant - any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
genus Freesia - cormous perennial herbs; native to South Africa
Translations

freesia

[ˈfriːzɪə] Nfresia f

freesia

[ˈfriːʒə] nfreesia mfree speech nliberté f de parolefree spirit nesprit m librefree-standing [ˌfriːˈstændɪŋ] adj [appliance] → non intégré(e), non encastré(e); [piece of furniture] → séparé(e)

freesia

n (Bot) → Freesie f

freesia

[ˈfriːzɪə] nfresia
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A THE breeding and cultivation of the freesia started in the 1950s, but some of the commercial flower varieties have lost their scent during the selection and breeding processes.
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G Lancaster, Pontefract West Yorks ATHE breeding and cultivation of the freesia started in the 1950s, but some of the commercial flower varieties have lost their scent during the selection and breeding processes.
After you have planted your bulb beds with narcissus, daffodil, hippeastrum, freesia, ranunculus, tulip, iris and hyacinth, you can plant cool-season annuals over them.