from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several plants of the genus Freesia, native to southern Africa, having one-sided clusters of fragrant, variously colored flowers.
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- n. Any flowering plant of the genus Freesia, native to South Africa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of iridaceous bulbous plants of the Cape of Good Hope, allied to Gladiolus. There are two species, frequently cultivated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several plants of the genus Freesia valued for their one-sided clusters of usually fragrant yellow or white or pink tubular flowers
New Latin, after Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)