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forsythia

Syllabification: for·syth·i·a
Pronunciation: /fərˈsiTHēə
 
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Definition of forsythia in English:

noun

A widely cultivated ornamental Eurasian shrub whose bright yellow flowers appear in early spring before the leaves.
  • Genus Forsythia, family Oleaceae: several species
Example sentences
  • Scillas bring the sky-blue color down to earth under flowering pear trees and forsythias, as hyacinths underplanted with pansies welcome visitors.
  • Good candidates are aucuba, barberry, forsythia, holly, honey-suckle, hydrangea, spirraea, weigela and even roses.
  • Spring-flowering shrubs include such popular plants as forsythia, deutzia, lilac, viburnum, mock-orange and spirea.

Origin

modern Latin, named after William Forsyth (1737–1804), Scottish botanist and horticulturalist, said to have introduced the shrub into Britain from China.

Words that rhyme with forsythia

Scythiaclothiersalvia

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