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bouvardia

[boo-vahr-dee-uh]
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noun
  1. 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; < 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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