any of several composite plants of the genus Gazania, native to southern Africa, having showy flowers with variously colored rays.
Origin of gazania
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any plant of the S. African genus Gazania, grown for their rayed flowers in variegated colours; the flowers close in the afternoon: family AsteraceaeAlso called: treasure flower
Word Origin for gazania
named after Theodore of Gaza, 1398–1478, translator of the botanical treatises of Theophrastus
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