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noun 
  1. (botany) A genus of plants comprising 82 known species, including South Africa's national flower, Protacea Cynarodies or King Protea.
Etymology: Linneus 1707 - 1778: Named after Proteus the Greek warden of sea beasts, renowned for his ability to change shape.


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