[ boo-vahr-dee-uh ]
/ buˈvɑr di ə /


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

Origin of bouvardia

1805; < New Latin; named after Charles Bouvard (died 1658), French physician; see -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for bouvardia

  • 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