Stewartia

noun 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

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Origin and Etymology of stewartia

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


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