any evergreen shrub of the South American saxifragaceous genus Escallonia, with white or red flowers: cultivated for ornament

Word Origin for escallonia

C19: from Escallon, 18th-century Spanish traveller who discovered it
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Examples from the Web for escallonia

Historical Examples of escallonia

  • It's likely that both are errors for escallonia, but they are preserved as printed.

    In the Roar of the Sea

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • This is usually the case with Ilex, Escallonia, and Cydonia.

    Wood and Garden

    Gertrude Jekyll

  • Escallonia, a genus of saxifragaceous shrubs and trees, natives chiefly of the Andes.

  • The flowers are sheltered from the boisterous winds where necessary by high hedges of euonymus, veronica, and escallonia.

    The Isles of Scilly

    Jessie Mothersole

  • The Escallonia, that grows up the house, will hang its red flowers in front of the library windows for a fortnight still to come.