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Definition of "camellia" []

  • Any of several evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Camellia native to eastern Asia, especially C. japonica, having shiny leaves and showy roselike flowers that are usually red, white, or pink. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "camellia" in a sentence
  • "By the way, the name camellia is derived from _Camellas_, a learned Jesuit; probably _La Dame aux"
  • "BTW, the violas are lovely and I think the camellia will be a good addition to the garden…I am thinking of creating a small area for some hardy gardenias I heard about."
  • "The mild climate of the Uji Prefecture is excellent for the cultivation of the tea plant know as camellia sinensis."