Definition of freesia in English:

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freesia

Pronunciation: /ˈfrēZHə/

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.
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.

Words that rhyme with freesia

amnesia, anaesthesia (US anesthesia), analgesia, Indonesia, Silesia, synaesthesia

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Syllabification: free·sia

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