grevillea

noun
gre·​vil·​lea | \ grə̇ˈvilēə \

Definition of grevillea

1 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
2 or less commonly gravilea \ " \ plural -s : a plant of the genus Grevillea

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History and Etymology for grevillea

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

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“Grevillea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grevillea. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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