abelia

noun
any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia having opposite simple leaves and cymes of small white or pink or purplish flowers; Asia and Mexico
Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Abelia

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\\əˈbēlyə, āˈ-, -lēə\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Clarke Abel died 1826 English botanist + New Latin -ia
1. capitalized : a genus of chiefly eastern Asian shrubs (family Caprifoliaceae) having opposite leaves and white, pink, or reddish flowers in cymes
2. -s : a plant of the genus Abelia

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/euh bee"lee euh, euh beel"yeuh/, n.
any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Abelia, of the honeysuckle family, having clusters of small white or pink flowers.
[ < NL (1818), named after Clarke Abel (1780-1826), British botanist; see -IA]

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abelia /ə-bēlˈi-ə/
noun
A plant of the genus Abelia, shrubs of the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) with pink or white flowers
ORIGIN: Clarke Abel (1780–1826), English physician and botanist

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