escallonia

noun es·cal·lo·nia \ˌeskəˈlōnēə\

Definition of escallonia

  1. 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. 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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