a shrub or small tree, Franklinia alatamaha, of the tea family, originally native to the SE U.S. and now found only in cultivation, having glossy leaves and large, solitary white flowers.

Origin of franklinia

< New Latin; named in honor of B. Franklin; see -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of franklinia

  • Hume informs us the rufous-fronted wren-warbler (Franklinia buchanani) utilises a fungus as its cement.

    Jungle Folk

    Douglas Dewar