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camellia

noun ca·mel·lia \kə-ˈmēl-yə\

Definition of CAMELLIA

:  any of a genus (Camellia) of shrubs or trees of the tea family; especially :  an ornamental greenhouse shrub (C. japonica) with glossy leaves and roselike flowers

Origin of CAMELLIA

New Latin Camellia, from Camellus (Georg Josef Kamel †1706 Moravian Jesuit missionary)
First Known Use: circa 1753

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