escallonia

/ (ˌɛskəˈləʊnɪə) /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. escalate,
  2. escalation,
  3. escalator,
  4. escalator clause,
  5. escalatory,
  6. escallop,
  7. escalope,
  8. escambia,
  9. escanaba,
  10. escapade

Word Origin for escallonia

C19: from Escallon, 18th-century Spanish traveller who discovered it

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