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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several plants of the genus Freesia, native to southern Africa, having clusters of fragrant, variously colored flowers borne on one side of the stem.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of iridaceous bulbous plants of the Cape of Good Hope, allied to Gladiolus. There are two species, frequently cultivated.

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  • noun Any flowering plant of the genus Freesia, native to South Africa.

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

  • noun 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

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, after Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese, (1795–1876), German physician.]

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