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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.
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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