Definition of grevillea in English:

grevillea

Line breaks: gre|vil¦lea
Pronunciation: /ɡrɪˈvɪlɪə
 
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noun

An evergreen tree or shrub which bears conspicuous flowers that lack petals, most kinds of which are native to Australia.
  • Genus Grevillea, family Proteaceae
More example sentences
  • Acacias, grevilleas and melaleucas need careful annual pruning to keep them busy and attractive and should be replaced when they are no longer so.
  • Native plants with needle-like leaves or those with a small surface area such as many callistemons, grevilleas and hakeas are also reliable in heat.
  • It grows to over 1.5m but should, like all grevilleas, be pruned back to prevent it from becoming straggly.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Charles F. Greville (1749–1809), Scottish horticulturalist.

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