itea

[it-ee-uh, ahy-tee-uh]
noun
  1. any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Itea, of the saxifrage family, having simple, alternate leaves and clusters of small, greenish-white flowers, as the Virginia willow, I. virginica.

Origin of itea

< New Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek ītéa willow
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Historical Examples of itea

  • The drive from Itea to Delphi on a fine April day is one of the finest in the world.

    Greece

    J.A. McClymont

  • It will bloom freely under glass, but must not be forced hard; it may be treated in the same way as the Itea.