Share this entry

Share this page

sasanqua

Syllabification: sa·san·qua
Pronunciation: /səˈsäNGkwə
 
/

Definition of sasanqua in English:

noun

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’.

Origin

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

Definition of sasanqua in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something