hakea

[ hey-kee-uh, hah- ]
/ ˈheɪ ki ə, ˈhɑ- /
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noun

any of various shrubs or trees of the genus Hakea, native to Australia, having evergreen, pinnate leaves and clusters of variously colored flowers.

Nearby words

  1. haka,
  2. hakafoth,
  3. hakapik,
  4. hakari,
  5. hake,
  6. hakeem,
  7. hakenkreuz,
  8. hakham,
  9. hakim,
  10. hakka

Origin of hakea

< New Latin (1798) named after Christian Ludwig von Hake (1745–1818), German horticulturist; see -a2

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British Dictionary definitions for hakea

hakea

/ (ˈhɑːkɪə, ˈheɪkɪə) /

noun

any shrub or tree of the Australian genus Hakea, having a hard woody fruit and often yielding a useful wood: family Proteaceae

Word Origin for hakea

C19: New Latin, named after C. L. von Hake (died 1818), German botanist

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