Stew·​ar·​tia | \ st(y)üˈärsh(ē)ə, -rtēə \

Definition of Stewartia

: a genus of American and Japanese shrubs or trees (family Theaceae) having large solitary flowers with a 5-celled ovary which becomes a woody capsule — see silky camellia

History and Etymology for Stewartia

New Latin, irregular from John Stuart †1792 3d Earl of Bute + New Latin -ia

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“Stewartia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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