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bouvardia

[boo-vahr-dee-uh] /buˈvɑr di ə/
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any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Bouvardia, of the madder family, having cymes of red, yellow, or white tubular flowers.
Origin of bouvardia
1805
1805; < New Latin; named after Charles Bouvard (died 1658), French physician; see -ia
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  • I have no difficulty in keeping my bouvardia in the cellar, the leaves drop off, but they come out anew in the spring.

    Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome

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