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restio Line breaks: res¦tio
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛstɪəʊ/

Definition of restio in English:

noun (plural restios)

A wiry rush- or reed-like plant of southern Africa, used for thatching and brooms.
  • Genus Restio, family Restionaceae: many species
Example sentences
  • Restios are dioecious -- meaning male and female flowers are borne on different plants, and sometimes these plants can be quite different in form.
  • Restio quadratus is a fast growing restio reaching approx 2m in height, forming a striking clump of architectural foliage when mature.


Modern Latin (genus name), from Latin restis 'a rope'.

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