freesia

noun
free·​sia | \ ˈfrē-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce freesia (audio) , -zē-ə \

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

Examples of freesia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notes of white rose, jasmine, freesia, bergamot and rosemary delight the senses in the shower and beyond. Good Housekeeping, 1 May 2020 The winning scent included a fruity raspberry top note, freesia in the middle, and vanilla in the base. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Aug. 2019 The queen, wearing an electric blue coat and hat trimmed in black fur and holding a nosegay of daffodils, primroses, freesias, rosemary, thyme and ivy leaves, gave each recipient a red and a white purse. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2018 The perfume aims to evoke that sense of freedom and energy, with notes of oak moss, plum, and freesia. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, 19 Feb. 2018 The arrangements are reported to be made up mostly of peonies, sweet peas, astilbe, freesia, waxflowers, and green bells. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, 23 May 2017 The queen, wearing an electric blue coat and hat trimmed in black fur and holding a nosegay of daffodils, primroses, freesias, rosemary, thyme and ivy leaves, gave each recipient a red and a white purse. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2018 The perfume aims to evoke that sense of freedom and energy, with notes of oak moss, plum, and freesia. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, 19 Feb. 2018 Although her waterful bouquet wasn't nearly as elaborate (or as heavy) as the late Princess Diana, it was filled with plenty of ivory petalsm from roses and calla lilies to lily of the valley and freesia. Michelle Darrisaw, Southern Living, 13 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of freesia

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for freesia

New Latin, from F. H. T. Freese †1876 German physician

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“Freesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freesia. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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