any of several shrubs of the genus Camellia, especially C. japonica, native to Asia, having glossy evergreen leaves and white, pink, red, or variegated roselike flowers.
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How to use camellia in a sentence
The autumn-flowering sasanqua camellias enjoyed a long and unmolested season that continues, and they have been joined now by the earliest of the camellia japonica varieties, normally seen in late winter.Climate change has altered the winter season and the gardener’s sense of it | Adrian Higgins | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
I founded camellia Network with my dear friend Isis Dallis Keigwin.Helping Children After Foster Care: Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s How I Write Interview | Noah Charney | August 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He has been able to renew and reinvent Chanel signatures, from its fabrics and shapes to emblems such as the camellia.
The outer petals are grandly recurved, forming a fine contrast to the camellia-like inner petals.Narcissa, or the Road to Rome | Laura E. Richards
So did the white camellia and the moss-rose buds which she had taken out of my bouquet, and fastened at her waist.In the Days of My Youth | Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Sir, I replied, I am no camellia, changing my colors to suit my surroundings.Anecdotes of the Great War | Carleton Britton Case
Betty looked at the programme with dazed eyes; then at the camellia.A Book of Ghosts | Sabine Baring-Gould
Her complexion faintly tinted with rose had the freshness and delicacy of the camellia.The Prussian Terror | Alexandre Dumas
British Dictionary definitions for camellia
any ornamental shrub of the Asian genus Camellia, esp C. japonica, having glossy evergreen leaves and showy roselike flowers, usually white, pink or red in colour: family Theaceae: Also called: japonica
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