from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Stewartia, native to eastern North America and tropical eastern Asia, having fragrant showy white flowers and smooth brown bark that peels into thin flakes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants belonging to the family Theaceæ. See Stuartia.
New Latin Stewartia, genus name, after John Stuart, Third Earl of Bute (1713-1792), British politician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)