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 for Camellia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  camelia \camelia\ n.
     any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having
     solitary white or pink or reddish flowers; the camellia.
  
     Syn: camellia.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Camellia \Ca*mel"li*a\, n. [NL., after Georg Josef Kamel, or
     Camelli, a Jesuit who is said to have brought it from the
     East.]
     1. (Bot.) 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Hort.) An ornamental greenhouse shrub ({Thea japonica)
        with glossy evergreen leaves and roselike red or white
        double flowers.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  camellia
      n 1: any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having
           solitary white or pink or reddish flowers [syn: camellia,
           camelia]

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