Any of various plants of the genus Gazania of the composite family, native to southern Africa and widely cultivated for their bright orange, red, yellow, or white daisylike flower heads.
Any of a genus (Gazania) of plants of the composite family, having large, colorful, daisylike flower heads.
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Origin of gazania
- New Latin genus name after Theodorus Gaza (c. 1400–1478), Byzantine humanist in Italy who translated the botanical work of Theophrastus into Latin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition