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Any of numerous plants of the genus Gilia or related genera of the phlox family Polemoniaceae, which are chiefly low-growing herbs of desert habitats in North and South America, cultivated as ornamentals for their flowers. Also (in form Gilia): the genus itself.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From scientific Latin Gilia, genus name from the name of Filippo Luigi Gilii, Italian priest and scientist + -a.
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