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bouvardia

[ boo-vahr-dee-uh ]
/ buˈvɑr di ə /
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noun

any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Bouvardia, of the madder family, having cymes of red, yellow, or white tubular flowers.

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Origin of bouvardia

1805; <New Latin; named after Charles Bouvard (died 1658), French physician; see -ia
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Example sentences from the Web for bouvardia

  • I did not answer a word, but sat with a wreath of white bouvardia and small adiantum round my head, which I had plaited anyhow.

    Erema|R. D. Blackmore
  • I have no difficulty in keeping my Bouvardia in the cellar, the leaves drop off, but they come out anew in the spring.

    Talks about Flowers.|M. D. Wellcome
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