from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Camellia native to eastern Asia, especially C. japonica, having shiny leaves and showy roselike flowers that are usually red, white, or pink.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any plant of the genus Camellia, shrubs and small trees native to Asia; Camellia japonica is the most popular as a garden plant; Camellia sinensis is the tea plant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Asiatic genus of small shrubs, often with shining leaves and showy flowers. Camellia Japonica is much cultivated for ornament, and Camellia Sassanqua and Camellia oleifera are grown in China for the oil which is pressed from their seeds. The tea plant is now referred to this genus under the name of Camellia Thea.
- n. An ornamental greenhouse shrub (Thea japonica) with glossy evergreen leaves and roselike red or white double flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus containing about a dozen species of shrubs or small trees, belonging to the natural order Ternstrœmiaceœ, natives of tropical and eastern Asia and the Indian archipelago.
- n. [lowercase] A flower of the genus Camellia, especially of C. Japonica.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowers
By the way, the name camellia is derived from _Camellas_, a learned Jesuit; probably _La Dame aux
BTW, the violas are lovely and I think the camellia will be a good addition to the garden…I am thinking of creating a small area for some hardy gardenias I heard about.
The mild climate of the Uji Prefecture is excellent for the cultivation of the tea plant know as camellia sinensis.
"The camellia is a very good garden plant - the camellia sasanquas has hundreds of small, lovely flowers," Mr Klemke said, adding 120 prizes would be awarded.
The new 'Marge Miller' from Australia is the first fully prostrate camellia, meaning you can grow it as a ground cover, cascading over a wall, trained upright for a weeping effect, or even in a hanging basket.
The names of the hues themselves (i.e. "camellia," "wisteria," "vermillion") and the coordinating colored pencils, sketches, and idea-scapes** that go with them are inspiring.
Plant it with other winter-interest plants such as camellia, cyclamen coum and crocus tommasinianus.
This Los Angeles-area garden in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains is famous for its huge camellia collection, James says.
He loves camellia flowers and has handled cases from abortion clinic bombings to veterans rights to racial discrimination.
Outside court, Vinson is known for his love of the flowering camellia tree.