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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Origin and Etymology of escallonia
New Latin, from Escallon, 18th century Spanish traveler in South American + New Latin -ia
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