[ 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.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Origin of abelia
<New Latin (1818), named after Clarke Abel (1780–1826), British botanist; see -ia
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