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[doot-see-uh, dyoot-, doit-] /ˈdut si ə, ˈdyut-, ˈdɔɪt-/
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 Unabridged
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  • Quite as popular as the Spirea is the deutzia, throughout the middle section of the northern states.

    Amateur Gardencraft Eben E. Rexford
  • Many very ornamental garden shrubs, such as deutzia and Hydrangea, are included in this family.

British Dictionary definitions for deutzia


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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