Definition of camellia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈmiːliə//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmiːliə//
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a bush with shiny leaves and white, red or pink flowers that look like roses and are also called camellias Word Originmodern Latin, named by Linnaeus after Joseph Kamel (Latinized as Camellus), Moravian botanist (1661–1706), who described the flora of Luzon in the Philippines.
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