/ (ˌɛskəˈləʊnɪə) /
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any evergreen shrub of the South American saxifragaceous genus Escallonia, with white or red flowers: cultivated for ornament
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Word Origin for escallonia
C19: from Escallon, 18th-century Spanish traveller who discovered it
Words nearby escallonia
escalade, escalate, escalation, escalator, escalator clause, escallonia, escallop, escalope, Escambia, Escanaba, escapade
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How to use escallonia in a sentence
The Escallonia, that grows up the house, will hang its red flowers in front of the library windows for a fortnight still to come.A Year in a Lancashire Garden|Henry Arthur Bright
It's likely that both are errors for escallonia, but they are preserved as printed.In the Roar of the Sea|Sabine Baring-Gould
Escallonia, a genus of saxifragaceous shrubs and trees, natives chiefly of the Andes.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
The flowers are sheltered from the boisterous winds where necessary by high hedges of euonymus, veronica, and escallonia.The Isles of Scilly|Jessie Mothersole
This is usually the case with Ilex, Escallonia, and Cydonia.Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll