Definition of sasanqua in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈsäNGkwə/


A Japanese camellia with fragrant white or pink flowers and seeds that yield tea oil.
  • Camellia sasanqua, family Theaceae.
Example sentences
  • After a series of exceptionally cold winters in the late '70s and '80s, the sasanqua and Japanese camellias at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., were almost all killed.
  • More experienced gardeners may have success raising seeds of Camellia sasanqua, clivias, crepe myrtle, fuchsia, Murraya paniculata, roses and stephanotis.
  • I've also acquired one plant of the autumn flowering Camellia sasanqua, a red flowered variety, ‘Dazzler’.


Mid 19th century: from Japanese sasank(w)a.

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Syllabification: sa·san·qua

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