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|Noun||1.||genus Protea - type genus of Proteaceae; tropical African shrubs|
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Proteaceae, protea family, Proteaceae - large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales
protea - any tropical African shrub of the genus Protea having alternate rigid leaves and dense colorful flower heads resembling cones
honeypot, king protea, Protea cynaroides - South African shrub whose flowers when open are cup-shaped resembling artichokes