Protea cynaroides

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Noun1.Protea cynaroides - South African shrub whose flowers when open are cup-shaped resembling artichokes
genus Protea - type genus of Proteaceae; tropical African shrubs
protea - any tropical African shrub of the genus Protea having alternate rigid leaves and dense colorful flower heads resembling cones
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The striking king protea (Protea cynaroides) is the South African national flower.