camellia

Part of speech: noun

A tropical Eastern tree or shrub with white or rose flowers.

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Usage examples "camellia":

  1. All the passengers we met upon this road were laden with jars of oil expressed from the Camellia. - "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.
  2. The red of the waxen camellia, vividly transparent as it was, was scarce redder than the unroughed cheeks and lips of their bearer. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.
  3. The Villa Camellia was a little world in itself, and as much retired from the town of Fossato as the great, gray monastery that crowned the summit of the neighboring mountain. - "The Jolliest School of All", Angela Brazil.