[ ruhd-bek-ee-uh, rood- ]
/ rʌdˈbɛk i ə, rud- /


any composite plant of the genus Rudbeckia, having alternate leaves and showy flower heads.

Origin of rudbeckia

1750–60; < New Latin; named after Olaus Rudbeck (1630–1702), Swedish botanist; see -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rudbeckia

/ (rʌdˈbɛkɪə) /


any plant of the North American genus Rudbeckia, cultivated for their showy flowers, which have golden-yellow rays and green or black conical centres: family Asteraceae (composites)See also coneflower, black-eyed Susan

Word Origin for rudbeckia

C18: New Latin, named after Olaus Rudbeck (1630–1702), Swedish botanist
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