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camellia (n.)

genus of shrubs and small trees native to eastern Asia and Indonesia, 1753, named by Linnæus from Latinized form of surname of Georg Joseph Kamel (1661-1706), Moravian-born Jesuit who described the flora of the island of Luzon, + abstract noun ending -ia.

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Definitions of camellia

camellia (n.)
any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowers;
Synonyms: camelia
From wordnet.princeton.edu