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buddleia

[buhd-lee-uh, buhd-lee-uh]
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noun
  1. any shrub belonging to the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having opposite, lance-shaped leaves and clusters of flowers, comprising the butterfly bushes.
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Origin of buddleia

< New Latin (Linnaeus), named after Adam Buddle (died 1715), English botanist; see -ia
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buddleia

noun
  1. any ornamental shrub of the genus Buddleia, esp B. davidii, which has long spikes of mauve flowers and is frequently visited by butterflies: family BuddleiaceaeAlso called: butterfly bush
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Word Origin

C19: named after A. Buddle (died 1715), British botanist
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