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[juh-pon-i-kuh] /dʒəˈpɒn ɪ kə/

the camellia, Camellia japonica, having waxy flowers in a variety of colors.
Also called Japanese quince, flowering quince. a Japanese rosaceous shrub, Chaenomeles japonica, cultivated for its red flowers and yellowish fruit
another name for the camellia

“camelia,” 1819, Modern Latin, literally “Japanese,” from Japonica “Japan,” from Japon, variant of Japan.


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