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deutzia

[ doot-see-uh, dyoot-, doit- ]
/ ˈdut si ə, ˈdyut-, ˈdɔɪt- /
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noun

any of various shrubs belonging to the genus Deutzia, of the saxifrage family, having showy white, pink, or lavender flowers, grown as an ornamental.

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Origin of deutzia

<New Latin (1781), named after Jean Deutz, 18th-century Dutch botanical patron; see -ia
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How to use deutzia in a sentence

  • Quite as popular as the Spirea is the Deutzia, throughout the middle section of the northern states.

    Amateur Gardencraft|Eben E. Rexford
  • Many very ornamental garden shrubs, such as Deutzia and Hydrangea, are included in this family.

British Dictionary definitions for deutzia

deutzia
/ (ˈdjuːtsɪə) /

noun

any saxifragaceous shrub of the genus Deutzia: cultivated for their clusters of white or pink spring-blooming flowers

Word Origin for deutzia

C19: New Latin, named after Jean Deutz, 18th-century Dutch patron of botany
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