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  1. protea(noun)

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


  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.


  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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