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freesia

[free-zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -zhuh] /ˈfri ʒi ə, -zi ə, -ʒə/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Freesia, of the iris family, native to southern Africa, having fragrant white, yellow, or sometimes rose-colored, tubular flowers.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Neo-Latin; named after E. M. Fries (1794-1878), Swedish botanist; see -ia
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freesia

/ˈfriːzɪə; ˈfriːʒə/
noun
1.
any iridaceous plant of the genus Freesia, of southern Africa, cultivated for their white, yellow, or pink tubular fragrant flowers
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, named after F. H. T. Freese (died 1876), German physician
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