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  • n. Any plant of the genus Francoa, with white, pink or red flowers, native to Chile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of stemless perennial herbs, of the order Saxifragace√¶, of which there are two Chilian species.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. perennial evergreen herbs with white or pink flowers; Chile


The genus Francoa was named by botanist Antonio José Cavanilles (1745-1804) after Spanish physician Francisco Franco who lived in 16th century.[2] (Wiktionary)


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