Definition of escallonia in English:


Line breaks: es¦cal|lo¦nia
Pronunciation: /ˌɛskəˈləʊnɪə/

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  • An evergreen South American shrub with pink or white flowers.
    • Genus Escallonia, family Grossulariaceae


modern Latin, named after Escallon, an 18th-century Spanish traveller who discovered the plants.

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