halesia

noun ha·le·sia \həˈlēzh(ē)ə, hāˈ-\

Definition of halesia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of small trees (family Styracaceae) of southeastern North America having alternate leaves and white bell-shaped flowers borne in great profusion before the leaves — see silver bell

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Halesia

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Origin and Etymology of halesia

New Latin, from Stephen Hales †1761 English physiologist + New Latin -ia


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