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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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That's a mini masterclass in how to look after your freesias perfectly.
Freesias are originally are frost tender so can only be left outdoors in milder areas that don't get hard frosts.
These stunning double freesias with large blooms flower more prolifically than the single-flowered varieties.
THEY arrived here from South Africa 120 years ago and with their dainty, highly-fragrant flowers and colourful, refreshing displays, freesias have become one of our great national treasures.
uk BURN BABY BURN * With subtle orchard notes, paired with a delicate floral scent of white freesias and a hint of musk, this is a classic English bouquet fragrance.
King Arthur (BBC One, tomorrow, 10pm) spotted ALEXEI SAYLE eating breakfast at Hotel Indigo love it WITH subtle orchard notes, paired with delicate floral notes of white freesias and a hint of musk, this is a classic English bouquet fragrance.
The bride carried a bouquet of Freesias, lisianthus, and Queen Anne's lace in whites and creams
Freesias can also be grown outdoors in warmer climates and specially-prepared bulbs are available for summer-flowering.
She's apparently told her people she wants a bowl of M&M's, flowers, but only freesias or gardenias, a selection of sandwiches and a copy of the Herald Tribune.
The bouquet harmonises aqua roses,purple freesias and vibrant cerise germini.
FREESIAS produce the most fantastic scent and yet many gardeners are reluctant to have a go with these tender or half-hardy bulbs, which are commonly grown under cover to provide cut flowers early in the year.
RENOWNED FOR THEIR heady fragrance, freesias are one of the highlights of a spring garden.