any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having clusters of showy lilac, white, or yellow flowers.
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Origin of butterfly bush
First recorded in 1930–35
Words nearby butterfly bush
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British Dictionary definitions for butterfly bush
another name for buddleia
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