GAZANIAS

gazania

[guh-zey-nee-uh]
noun
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)
 
n
Also called: treasure flower any plant of the S. African genus Gazania, grown for their rayed flowers in variegated colours; the flowers close in the afternoon: family Asteraceae
 
[named after Theodore of Gaza, 1398--1478, translator of the botanical treatises of Theophrastus]

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