- 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
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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