Camellia definitions

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Any of a genus (Camellia) of Asian evergreen trees and shrubs of the tea family, with glossy leaves and waxy, roselike flowers.
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The flower.
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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.
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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.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Theaceae — the camellias.
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Origin of camellia

New Latin Camellia genus name after Georg Josef Kamel (1661–1706), Moravian Jesuit missionary