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buddleia

[ buhd-lee-uh, buhd-lee-uh ]
/ bʌdˈli ə, ˈbʌd li ə /
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noun
any shrub belonging to the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having opposite, lance-shaped leaves and clusters of flowers, comprising the butterfly bushes.
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Origin of buddleia

<New Latin (Linnaeus), named after Adam Buddle (died 1715), English botanist; see -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for buddleia

buddleia
/ (ˈbʌdlɪə) /

noun
any ornamental shrub of the genus Buddleia, esp B. davidii, which has long spikes of mauve flowers and is frequently visited by butterflies: family BuddleiaceaeAlso called: butterfly bush

Word Origin for buddleia

C19: named after A. Buddle (died 1715), British botanist
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