Definition of Camellia

1. Noun. Any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowers.

Exact synonyms: Camelia
Group relationships: Genus Camellia
Specialized synonyms: Camellia Japonica, Japonica
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Camellia

1. n. An Asiatic genus of small shrubs, often with shining leaves and showy flowers. Camellia Japonica is much cultivated for ornament, and C. Sassanqua and C. oleifera are grown in China for the oil which is pressed from their seeds. The tea plant is now referred to this genus under the name of Camellia Thea.

2. n. An ornamental greenhouse shrub (Thea japonica) with glossy evergreen leaves and roselike red or white double flowers.

Definition of Camellia

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus ''Camellia'', shrubs and small trees native to Asia; Camellia japonica is the most popular as a garden plant; Camellia sinensis is the tea plant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Camellia

1. a tropical shrub [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Camellia

cameleers
cameleon
cameleons
cameleopard
cameleopards
camelhair
camelhairs
camelia
camelias
camelid
camelids
camelina
cameline
camelines
camelish
camellia (current term)
camellias
camellike
cameloid
cameloid anaemia
cameloid cell
cameloids
camelopard
camelopards
camelots
camelpox
camelpox virus
camelries
camelry
camels

Literary usage of Camellia

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"The preparation of camellia employed by Dr. Andrews in these ... If this be confirmed, the fluid extract of camellia will prove more efficient, relatively, ..."

2. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"camellia-HOUSE. It is not in every establishment that an entire house is ... Of plants which may be admitted into the camellia-house, the following are the ..."

3. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1848)
"The camellia; Us History, Introduction, Propagation, Cultivation, and Geno-al Treatment, with a Descriptive List of the finest varieties. By the EDITOR. ..."

4. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller (1906)
"camellia LEAVES. The camellia (camellia Japonica L., ... camellia. Epidermis of leaf in cross section. (MOELLER.) Epidermis (Figs. 380 and 381). ..."

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