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free·sia(frē′zhə, -zhē-ə, -zē-ə)
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.]
(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]
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|Noun||1.||freesia - 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
freesia[ˈfriːzɪə] N → fresia f
n (Bot) → Freesie f