: 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

Word History


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

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“Stewartia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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