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Meaning of franklinia

frank•lin•i•a

Pronunciation: (frangk-lin'ē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a shrub or small tree, Franklinia alatamaha, of the tea family, originally native to the SE U.S. and now found only in cultivation, having glossy leaves and large, solitary white flowers.
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