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protea

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noun pro·tea \ˈprō-tē-ə\

Definition of protea

  1. :  any of a genus (Protea of the family Proteaceae, the protea family) of African evergreen shrubs often grown as ornamentals for their showy bracts and dense flower heads



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Origin of protea

New Latin, from Latin Proteus Proteus


First Known Use: 1770


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