[ wot-soh-nee-uh ]
/ wɒtˈsoʊ ni ə /
any of various iridaceous plants of the genus Watsonia, native to southern Africa, having sword-shaped leaves and spikes of white or reddish flowers.
Origin of watsonia
< New Latin (1759); named after William Watson (1715–87), Scottish naturalist; see -ia
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