gazania

noun
ga·​za·​nia | \ gə-ˈzā-nē-ə How to pronounce gazania (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of gazania

: any of a genus (Gazania) of South African composite herbs often cultivated for their brightly colored flowers

Examples of gazania in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our curb appeal stars two New Zealand tea shrubs aglow in head-turning pyrotechnics amidst amber waves of luminous gazanias. Susan Christian Goulding, Orange County Register, "Where the Heart Is: Look what the rain brought out," 19 May 2017 TIP OF THE WEEK Gerbera daisies come from South Africa, a habitat shared with gazanias and geraniums. Redlands Daily Facts, The Mercury News, "For plants, rain has benefits that tap water simply can’t deliver," 13 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of gazania

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gazania

New Latin, from Theodorus Gaza †1478 Greek scholar

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“Gazania.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gazania. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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