camellia

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English[edit]

Camellia japonica
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Etymology[edit]

New Latin, after Moravian botanist Joseph Kamel (‘Camellus’) (1661–1706).

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Noun[edit]

camellia (plural camellias)

  1. Any plant of the genus Camellia, shrubs and small trees native to Asia; Camellia japonica is the most popular as a garden plant; Camellia sinensis is the tea plant.

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