Definition of freesia in English:

freesia

Syllabification: free·sia
Pronunciation: /ˈfrēZHə
 
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noun

  • A small southern African plant of the iris family, with fragrant, colorful, tubular flowers, many varieties of which are cultivated for use by florists.
    • Genus Freesia, family Iridaceae
    More example sentences
    • There is a wide variety to choose from, among which are freesias, ixias, sparaxis, lachenalia and Dutch Iris.
    • Other local favorites for fall planting include freesias, Anemone coronaria, and rununculus.
    • She handed me my bouquet of calla lilies, freesias, and irises.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Friedrich H. T. Freese (died 1876), German physician.

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