[ it-ee-uh, ahy-tee-uh ]
/ ˈɪt i ə, ˈaɪ ti ə /


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.


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Origin of itea

< New Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek ītéa willow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for 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.