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

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Definition of escallonia in English:


An evergreen South American shrub with pink or white flowers.
  • Genus Escallonia, family Grossulariaceae
Example sentences
  • Fitzgerald began by planting windbreaks of Monteray pine and cypress, sycamore and escallonia to protect an amazing collection of plants from the southern hemisphere.


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

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