Telopea

noun

Te·​lo·​pea
tə̇ˈlōpēə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Telopea. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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