es·​cal·​lo·​nia | \ ˌeskəˈlōnēə \

Definition of escallonia

1 capitalized : a genus that is included among the Saxifragaceae or sometimes made type of the separate family Escalloniaceae and that comprises South American shrubs and trees with simple glossy leaves having gland-tipped teeth, flowers mostly in terminal racemes, and capsular fruits
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Escallonia

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History and Etymology for escallonia

New Latin, from Escallon, 18th century Spanish traveler in South American + New Latin -ia

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“Escallonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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