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gazania

[guh-zey-nee-uh] /gəˈzeɪ ni ə/
noun
1.
any of several composite plants of the genus Gazania, native to southern Africa, having showy flowers with variously colored rays.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1791), after Theodorus Gaza (1398-1478), Greek scholar; see -an, -ia
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gazania

/ɡəˈzeɪnɪə/
noun
1.
any plant of the S. African genus Gazania, grown for their rayed flowers in variegated colours; the flowers close in the afternoon: family Asteraceae Also called treasure flower
Word Origin
named after Theodore of Gaza, 1398–1478, translator of the botanical treatises of Theophrastus
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