Te·​lo·​pea | \ tə̇ˈlōpēə \

Definition of Telopea

: 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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History and Etymology for Telopea

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

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“Telopea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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