Definitions

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

Etymologies

New Latin, after Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), German physician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • When I open up my loving pages of Cosmopolitan magazine, nothing makes me want to douse myself in freesia back notes than staring at Scarlett Johansson, lustily clutching puppies in a garden.

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  • When I passed by his shop today, he gave me three stems of a flower he calls freesia.

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  • Parry said he recognized most of the words in the bee, even the seemingly difficult ones, but hadn't heard of his nemesis -- the word freesia, a kind of plant.

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  • May your days be blessed with sunshine as bright as your grandma's smile, and a room filled with the light, fresh scents of freesia, bergamot and lily of the valley.

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  • Marrying the "rounder, naughty" character of peppermint with the "sharp, crisp" notes of spearmint, as Mr. Heeley put it, Menthe Fra├«che is a joyful, breezy perfume that floats on a base of white cedar, freesia and green tea.

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  • For a handful of Euros, you can pick up here enormous bouquets of iris, freesia, tulips and anemones, arriving each morning. 92, blvd.

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  • Brittiany the perfume is lavender and freesia scented.

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  • She turned up the stereo volume, lit some freesia incense, and poured Mars a glass of champagne.

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  • The green sparkly eyeshadow, the smeared cotton candy pink lipgloss, the raccoon eyeliner, the odious freesia licorice toffee body spray mingled with body odor and ketchup breath...none of this spells "love" to you.

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  • As you might be aware, the alluring fragrance housed in that aerosol can isn't derived from freesia or melons but from a complex chemical brew that can trigger allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and pollute the indoor air.

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