Meaning of camellia

ca•mel•lia

Pronunciation: (ku-mēl'yu, -mē'lē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several shrubs of the genus Camellia, esp. C. japonica, native to Asia, having glossy evergreen leaves and white, pink, red, or variegated roselike flowers.
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