Definition of restio in English:

restio

noun

  • A wiry reedlike plant of southern Africa, used for thatching and brooms.

    Genus Restio, family Restionaceae: many species

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

restio

/ˈrɛstɪəʊ/