[ wahy-gee-luh, -jee-, wahy-guh-luh ]
/ waɪˈgi lə, -ˈdʒi-, ˈwaɪ gə lə /
any of various shrubby, eastern Asian plants belonging to the genus Weigela, of the honeysuckle family, having funnel-shaped white, pink, or crimson flowers.
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Also wei·ge·li·a [wahy-gee-lee-uh, -jee-]. /waɪˈgi li ə, -ˈdʒi-/.
Origin of weigela
1840–50; <New Latin, named after C. E. Weigel (1748–1831), German physician; see -a2
Words nearby weigela
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Example sentences from the Web for weigela
The weigela, forsythia, and spiræa are also excellent shrubs.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools|Ministry of Education Ontario
Fig. 58 shows a weigela cutting from which the top was clipped.The Nursery Book|Liberty Hyde Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for weigela
/ (waɪˈɡiːlə, -ˈdʒiː-, ˈwaɪɡɪlə) /
any caprifoliaceous shrub of the Asian genus Weigela, having clusters of pink, purple, red, or white showy bell-shaped flowers
Word Origin for weigela
C19: from New Latin, named after C. E. Weigel (1748–1831), German physician
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