Definition of camellia
: any of a genus (Camellia) of shrubs or trees of the tea family; especially : an ornamental greenhouse shrub (C. japonica) with glossy leaves and roselike flowers
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For example, lemons and thyme in Italy; pineapples, orchids, and camellias in the tropics; or pomegranates, grapes, oranges, jasmine, irises, marigolds, and some orange lilies in Morocco.
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Origin and Etymology of camellia
New Latin Camellia, from Camellus (Georg Josef Kamel †1706 Moravian Jesuit missionary)
First Known Use: circa 1753
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