gazania, noun

Origin:
modern LatinShow more modern Latin Gazania (G. Gaertner De Fructibus Plantarum, 1791, II. p.451), from the name of Theodorus Gaza (1398–1478), a Greek scholar.
a. Any of several herbs of the genus so named (family Asteraceae), having showy yellow, orange, or pink flowers; also called botterblom, gousblom.
1813 W.T. Aiton Hortus Kewensis V. 140Great-flower’d Gazania.
1924 D. Fairbridge Gardens of S. Afr. 107I have seen the shores of Saldanha Bay so thickly set with orange Gazanias that it hurts the eye to look at them...There are so many shades amongst the orange and yellow varieties; there are also white and creamy Gazanias with glaucous foliage, and in some districts there are fine claret and purple varieties.
1921 G. Jekyll Colour Schemes 63A few belated Orange Lilies have their colour nearly repeated by the Gazanias next to the path.
1966 E. Palmer Plains of Camdeboo 280There are Nemesias and Gazanias.
1972 M.R. Levyns in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. V. 279The genus Gazania stands rather by itself among the gousblom since is has a different type of involucre...The name botterblom is also given to this species (sc. Gazania krebsiana).
1976 U. Van der Spuy Wild Flowers of S. Afr. for Garden 102Gazanias flourish in hot, dry places.
1986 L.B. Hall in Style July 97Here is a blazing and brilliant Eden. Arctosis,..gazanias.
1990 Weekend Mail 14 Sept. 6I’m also fond of my gazanias. I have pink, orange and yellow ones which produce enormous blooms through most of the year without any attention.
1993 I. Vladislavić Polly 16She..pushed open the window and scattered the grains into the bed of gazanias below.
b. With qualifying word: Peacock Gazania obs., Gazania krebsiana subspecies arctotoides, with large orange-coloured flower-heads.
1844 J.W. Loudon Ladies’ Flower-Garden Ornamental Perennials II. 29The Peacock Gazania..only expands its flowers in broad daylight.
Any of several herbs of the genus so named (family Asteraceae), having showy yellow, orange, or pink flowers; also called botterblom, gousblom.
Peacock Gazaniaobs., Gazania krebsiana subspecies arctotoides, with large orange-coloured flower-heads.
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