Telopea

noun Te·lo·pea \tə̇ˈlōpēə\

Definition of Telopea

  1. :  a genus of Australian shrubs and trees (family Proteaceae) notable for their showy scarlet tetramerous flowers which have a common involucre at the base of the clusters and which are followed by capsules with winged seeds — see waratah

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Origin and Etymology of telopea

New Latin, from Greek tēlōpos seen from afar, from tēl- 1tel- + -ōpos (akin to Greek ōps eye, face) — more at eye


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