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Camellia

The technical name of a genus, and the popular name of the species of evergreen shrubs; so named in honour of G. J. Kamel (Latin Camellius), a Spanish Jesuit. Introduced into England in 1739.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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