Etymology: Modern Latin, named from w:Georg Joseph Kamel, Joseph Kamel, or "Camellus" (1661-1706), a Moravian botanist.
- Any plant of the genus Camellia, shrubs and small trees native to Asia; Camellia japonica is the most popular as a garden plant; Camellia sinensis is the tea plant.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for camellia for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of camellia