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watsonia

[wot-soh-nee-uh] /wɒtˈsoʊ ni ə/
noun
1.
any of various iridaceous plants of the genus Watsonia, native to southern Africa, having sword-shaped leaves and spikes of white or reddish flowers.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1759); named after William Watson (1715-87), Scottish naturalist; see -ia
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