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camellia


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camellia  \Ca*mel"li*a\,  n.  [NL.,  after  Georg  Josef  Kamel,  or 
  Camelli,  a  Jesuit  who  is  said  to  have  brought  it  from  the 
  East.]  (Hort.) 
  An  ornamental  greenhouse  shrub  ({Thea  japonica})  with  glossy 
  evergreen  leaves  and  roselike  red  or  white  double  flowers. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camellia  \Ca*mel"li*a\,  n.  [NL.;  --  named  after  Kamel,  a  Jesuit 
  who  is  said  to  have  brought  it  from  the  East.]  (Bot.) 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  camellia 
  n  :  any  of  several  shrubs  or  small  evergreen  trees  having 
  solitary  white  or  pink  or  reddish  flowers  [syn:  {camelia}] 




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