Definition of buddleia in English:

buddleia

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌdlɪə
 
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noun

  • A widely cultivated shrub with clusters of fragrant lilac, white, or yellow flowers.
    • Genus Buddleia (or Buddleja), family Loganiaceae: several species, especially the butterfly bush
    More example sentences
    • To the right is a wilderness, abandoned to brambles, ground elder, bindweed and buddleia.
    • The buddleia is just coming into flower and mid-summer clematis are covered in fat buds that will soon bloom.
    • They planted a spring flowering cherry tree, two buddleia bushes and a laurel bush, along with daffodil bulbs.

Origin

modern Latin; named in honour of the English botanist Adam Buddle (died 1715), by Linnaeus, at the suggestion of Sir William Houston, who introduced the plant to Europe from South America.

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