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protea

/ˈprəʊtɪə/
noun
1.
any shrub or small tree of the genus Protea, of tropical and southern Africa, having flowers with coloured bracts arranged in showy heads: family Proteaceae
Derived Forms
proteaceous (ˌprəʊtɪˈeɪʃəs) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin, from Proteus, referring to the large number of different forms of the plant
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