abelia

[ uh-bee-lee-uh, uh-beel-yuh ]
/ əˈbi li ə, əˈbil yə /

noun

any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Abelia, of the honeysuckle family, having clusters of small white or pink flowers.

Nearby words

  1. abel, sir frederick augustus,
  2. abel-meholah,
  3. abelard,
  4. abelard, peter,
  5. abele,
  6. abelian,
  7. abelian group,
  8. abell-kendall method,
  9. abelmosk,
  10. abelson

Origin of abelia

< New Latin (1818), named after Clarke Abel (1780–1826), British botanist; see -ia

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