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deutzia

[doot-see-uh, dyoot-, doit-]
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noun
  1. any of various shrubs belonging to the genus Deutzia, of the saxifrage family, having showy white, pink, or lavender flowers, grown as an ornamental.

Origin of deutzia

< New Latin (1781), named after Jean Deutz, 18th-century Dutch botanical patron; see -ia
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Examples from the Web for deutzia

Historical Examples

  • Many very ornamental garden shrubs, such as Deutzia and Hydrangea, are included in this family.

    Field Book of Western Wild Flowers

    Margaret Armstrong

  • Quite as popular as the Spirea is the Deutzia, throughout the middle section of the northern states.

    Amateur Gardencraft

    Eben E. Rexford


British Dictionary definitions for deutzia

deutzia

noun
  1. any saxifragaceous shrub of the genus Deutzia: cultivated for their clusters of white or pink spring-blooming flowers

Word Origin

C19: New Latin, named after Jean Deutz, 18th-century Dutch patron of botany
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