[doot-see-uh, dyoot-, doit-]


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

Nearby words

  1. deutscher,
  2. deutscher, isaac,
  3. deutsches reich,
  4. deutschland,
  5. deutschmark,
  6. deux-sèvres,
  7. dev,
  8. dev.,
  9. deva,
  10. devaluate

Origin of deutzia

< New Latin (1781), named after Jean Deutz, 18th-century Dutch botanical patron; see -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deutzia

  • 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



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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