capitalized : a large genus of Australian shrubs and trees (family Protaceae) having usually showy orange or red flowers with elongated curved style and woody follicles see silk oak
or less commonly gravilea
plural -s : a plant of the genus Grevillea

Word History


New Latin, after Charles F. Greville †1809 Scottish botanist

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“Grevillea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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