Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A South American genus of trees or shrubs, of the natural order Saxifragaceæ, allied to the Itea of the United States. There are about 25 species, evergreens, bearing panicles of red or white flowers. A few have been introduced into cultivation.
“Behind them, again, was the grey – green garden, and among the pear – shaped leaves of the escallonia fishing – boats seemed caught and suspended.”
“Behind them, again, was the grey-green garden, and among the pear-shaped leaves of the escallonia fishing-boats seemed caught and suspended.”
“Any soil with even a tentative protestation to fertility will support escallonia.”
“We made our way down along a little road, the big worn flints standing up out of the gravel, by brakes of bramble, turf-walls where the ferns grew thick, by bits of wild upland covered with gorse and rusty bracken, and down at last to the tiny hamlet -- four or five low white houses, in little gardens where the escallonia grew thick and glossy, the purple veronica bloomed richly, and the green fleshy mesembryanthemum tumbled and dripped over the fences.”
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