- 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.
Origin of camellia
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Contemporary Examples of camellia
I founded Camellia Network with my dear friend Isis Dallis Keigwin.Helping Children After Foster Care: Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s How I Write Interview
August 15, 2012
He has been able to renew and reinvent Chanel signatures, from its fabrics and shapes to emblems such as the camellia.Paris’s Fashion Finale
October 6, 2011
Historical Examples of camellia
By the day of the festival, however, the Camellia Buds were exactly ready.
So once more the Camellia Buds were placed in the position of hostesses.
That was exactly the question which puzzled the Camellia Buds.
The Camellia Buds considered that they possessed a real grievance.
Are there other sororities in the school then besides the Camellia Buds?
- 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 TheaceaeAlso called: japonica
Word Origin for camellia
1753, named by Linnæus from Latinized form of Georg Joseph Kamel (1661-1706), Moravian-born Jesuit who described the flora of the island of Luzon.