Definition of weigela in English:

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weigela

Pronunciation: /wīˈjēlə/

noun

An Asian flowering shrub of the honeysuckle family, that has pink, red, or yellow flowers and is a popular ornamental.
  • Genus Weigela, family Caprifoliaceae: several species, in particular W. florida.
Example sentences
  • Good candidates are aucuba, barberry, forsythia, holly, honey-suckle, hydrangea, spirraea, weigela and even roses.
  • Plants which will give year-round interest but don't require much work include berberis verruculosa, weigela, euonymus, hebe, kniphofia, and Arum italicum.
  • After his tour he officially opened the glasshouses by unveiling a simple plaque and was then presented with a weigela shrub, part of a unique collection now housed in the gardens.

Origin

Modern Latin, named after Christian E. Weigel (1748–1831), German physician.

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Syllabification: wei·ge·la

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