Definition of Protea

1. Noun. Any tropical African shrub of the genus Protea having alternate rigid leaves and dense colorful flower heads resembling cones.

Group relationships: Genus Protea
Specialized synonyms: Honeypot, King Protea, Protea Cynaroides, Honey-flower, Honeyflower, Protea Mellifera
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Protea

1. Noun. Any of many South African flowering plants, of the genus ''Protea'', having colourful cone-shaped flower heads. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Protea

1. an evergreen shrub [n -S]

Protea Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protea

protamins
protandry
protanomaly
protanope
protanopia
protanopias
protanopic
protases
protasis
protasite
protaspid
protaspis
protatic
protea (current term)
protea family
proteaceous
protean
proteanly
proteans
proteas
protease
protease inhibitor
protease inhibitors
proteases
proteasomal
proteasome
proteasomes
protect

Literary usage of Protea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1813)
"Introd. 1774, by Mr. Francis Masson. t'l. April—June. GH f¡, protea ... protea corymbosa. Willden. sp. pi. 1. p. 518. Thunb. proteu, n. 28. tai. 2. Mas. ..."

2. The Paradisus Londinensis: Or Coloured Figures of Plants Cultivated in the ...by Richard Anthony Salisbury, William Hooker by Richard Anthony Salisbury, William Hooker (1805)
"This new protea was communicated by Mess. Lee and Kennedy : in a natural series, which i» the grand object that all true Botanists keep in sight, ..."

3. A visit to the South seas, in the United States ship Vincennes, during by Charles Samuel Stewart (1832)
"Ride to protea.—Family of the Governor.—Lady Frances Cole.—Lady Catharine Bell. US Ship Vincennes, Table Bay, April 18th, 1830. THE visit of the Vincennes ..."

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