protea

noun pro·tea \ ˈprō-tē-ə \

Definition of protea

: any of a genus (Protea of the family Proteaceae, the protea family) of African evergreen shrubs often grown as ornamentals for their showy bracts and dense flower heads

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Origin and Etymology of protea

New Latin, from Latin Proteus Proteus


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