escallonia

noun
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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