Definition of butterfly bush in English:

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butterfly bush

noun

A Chinese buddleia that is cultivated in the West for its large spikes of fragrant purplish-lilac or white flowers, which are highly attractive to butterflies.
  • Buddleia davidii, family Loganiaceae.
Example sentences
  • The common butterfly bush is a summer treat.
  • You may want to include the aptly-named butterfly bush.
  • I like a lot of white, and I have a couple of small white oleanders and a white butterfly bush.

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Syllabification: but·ter·fly bush

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