[ uh-bee-lee-uh, uh-beel-yuh ]
/ əˈbi li ə, əˈbil yə /
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any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Abelia, of the honeysuckle family, having clusters of small white or pink flowers.
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Origin of abelia
<New Latin (1818), named after Clarke Abel (1780–1826), British botanist; see -ia
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