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Definition of "kalmia" []

  • Any evergreen ericaceous shrub of the North American genus Kalmia, having showy clusters of white or pink flowers (noun)
  • Any plant in the taxonomic genus Kalmia. (noun)

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Use "kalmia" in a sentence
  • "He introduced the plant to Europe, where it is known as kalmia, and extensively cultivated on fine estates that are thrown open to the public during the flowering season."
  • "The boreal forest in this ecoregion is characterized by dwarf, open and sometimes closed cover patches of black spruce (Picea mariana) and balsam fir (Abies balsamea) alternating with communities of dwarf kalmia (Kalmia polifolia) and mosses."
  • "The air is too hot for those roses, and for the same reason none of the American plants, such as the _magnolia_ (tulip tree) _kalmia_, &c. thrive in France, though kept in pots in the shade and well watered; the heat of the atmosphere dries the trunk of these trees."