Definition of freesia
: any of a genus (Freesia) of sweet-scented African herbs of the iris family with usually red, pink, white, or yellow flowers
Recent Examples of freesia from the Web
Princess Diana opted for a waterfall bouquet featuring gardenias, stephanotis, orchids, lily of the valley, roses, freesia, veronica and spider lilies in 1981.
On a group of models cast for their youth and varied ethnic backgrounds, the designer presented easy, drifty suits and printed silk summer coats in colors like matte white, antique rose, freesia, water blue and geranium.
The arrangements are reported to be made up mostly of peonies, sweet peas, astilbe, freesia, waxflowers, and green bells.
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Origin and Etymology of freesia
New Latin, from F. H. T. Freese †1876 German physician
First Known Use: circa 1882See Words from the same year
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