Definition of choisya in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHoiˌzēə/


An evergreen Mexican shrub with sweet-scented white flowers, widely grown as an ornamental.
  • Choisya ternata, family Rutaceae.
Example sentences
  • Finding the plants was a problem in a country where the flower palette is either annuals (too high-maintenance) or choisyas, hydrangeas and perhaps the odd gaura, according to Henrietta.
  • We have two choisyas - one light green the other dark green - which we chose for the north-facing fence.
  • I have a shrub in my garden that I think is choisya.


Named after Jacques D. Choisy (1799–1859), Swiss botanist.

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Syllabification: choi·sy·a

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