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  1. 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.
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Origin of franklinia

< New Latin; named in honor of B. Franklin; see -ia
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  • Hume informs us the rufous-fronted wren-warbler (Franklinia buchanani) utilises a fungus as its cement.

    Jungle Folk

    Douglas Dewar