Definitions for protea

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. protea(noun)

    any tropical African shrub of the genus Protea having alternate rigid leaves and dense colorful flower heads resembling cones

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  1. protea(Noun)

    Any of many South African flowering plants, of the genus Protea, having colourful cone-shaped flower heads.

  2. Origin: Linneus 1707 - 1778: Named after Proteus, the Greek warden of sea beasts, renowned for his ability to change shape.

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  1. Protea

    Protea is both the botanical name and the English common name of a genus of South African flowering plants, sometimes also called sugarbushes.

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