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

Definition of Stewartia

  1. :  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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