I. \\gȯ(r)ˈdōnēə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from G. Gordon, 19th century Scottish naturalist + New Latin -ia
: a genus of extinct reptiles from the New Red Sandstone of Scotland related to but smaller than those of Dicynodon
II. noun
Etymology: New Latin, from James Gordon died 1781 English gardener + New Latin -ia
1. capitalized : a genus of Asiatic and No. American shrubs or small trees (family Theaceae) with evergreen foliage and large white flowers — see loblolly bay
2. -s : any tree of the genus Gordonia — called also franklinia

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  • Gordonia — (גורדוניה) est un mouvement de jeunesse international dont le nom rappelle le souvenir du poète David Aharon Gordon. Il est créé en 1925. Les premiers immigrants issus du mouvement montent en Terre d Israël en 1929, et s installent au kibboutz… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gordonia — ⇒GORDONIA, subst. masc. Arbre, arbuste d Amérique, d Asie, etc., généralement caractérisé par des feuilles persistantes, alternes, et dont les fleurs, dans l espèce cultivée en Europe, se rapprochent de celles du camélia. Quelques gordonias qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gordonĭa — (G. L.). Pflanzengattung, nach Alex. Gordon benannt, aus der Familie der Ternstroemiaceae Gordonieae, Monadelphie, Polyandrie L.; Arten: G. Francklini, G. Lasianthus, G. pubescens, schönblumig, aus Nordamerika; G. haematoxylon, aus Jamaika,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Gordonia — This article is about the plant genus Gordonia. For the youth movement of the same name, see Gordonia (youth movement). For the film of the same name, see Gordonia (film). Gordonia Gordonia lasianthus flower Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Gordonia —   Gordonia Flor de Gordonia lasianthus …   Wikipedia Español

  • gordonia — ▪ tree       any of some 70 species in the genus Gordonia of the tea family (Theaceae). The genus is native to North America and East Asia and includes the loblolly bay and other trees with yellow centred, white, camellia like blooms. The… …   Universalium

  • Gordonia —    Youth movement initially founded in 1923 24 in Galicia (Poland) and based on the tenets of A. D. Gordon. It founded several new settlements and small kevutzot in Palestine and also sent members to help reinforce older settlements. In 1933, its …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Gordonia — ID 37711 Symbol Key GORDO Common Name gordonia Family Theaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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