: 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


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 20 Jul. 2024.

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