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Definition of "freesia" [freesia]

  • Any of several plants of the genus Freesia, native to southern Africa, having one-sided clusters of fragrant, variously colored flowers. (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 "freesia" in a sentence
  • "When I open up my loving pages of Cosmopolitan magazine, nothing makes me want to douse myself in freesia back notes than staring at Scarlett Johansson, lustily clutching puppies in a garden."
  • "When I passed by his shop today, he gave me three stems of a flower he calls freesia."
  • "Parry said he recognized most of the words in the bee, even the seemingly difficult ones, but hadn't heard of his nemesis -- the word freesia, a kind of plant."