ga·​za·​nia gə-ˈzā-nē-ə How to pronounce gazania (audio)
: 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 And Reutlinger’s favorite: giant yellow gazania daisies. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2023 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, 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, 13 Feb. 2017

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Word History


New Latin, from Theodorus Gaza †1478 Greek scholar

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gazania was in 1813

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“Gazania.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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