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escallonia

/ (ˌɛskəˈləʊnɪə) /
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noun

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
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