Definition of restio in English:

restio

noun

  • A wiry rush- or reed-like plant of southern Africa, used for thatching and brooms.

    • ‘Restios are dioecious -- meaning male and female flowers are borne on different plants, and sometimes these plants can be quite different in form.’
    • ‘Restio quadratus is a fast growing restio reaching approx 2m in height, forming a striking clump of architectural foliage when mature.’

Origin

Modern Latin (genus name), from Latin restis ‘a rope’.

Pronunciation

restio

/ˈrɛstɪəʊ/