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  1. proteanoun

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


  1. proteanoun

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

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


  1. Protea

    Protea () is a genus of South African flowering plants, also called sugarbushes (Afrikaans: suikerbos).


  1. protea

    Protea is a genus of flowering plants native to South Africa and is also the national flower of the country. These plants are often characterized by their large, colorful and exotic-looking flower heads and are commonly cultivated for ornamental use in gardens and floral arrangements. There are over a hundred different species of Protea, each varying significantly in shape and size. The name 'Protea' is derived from the name of the Greek god Proteus, who was known for his ability to change his form at will, reflecting the diversity and variety of this flower genus.


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protea in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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