What does the word camellia mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Margaret Horton Potter