[wahy-gee-luh, -jee-, wahy-guh-luh]
- any of various shrubby, eastern Asian plants belonging to the genus Weigela, of the honeysuckle family, having funnel-shaped white, pink, or crimson flowers.
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
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Fig. 58 shows a weigela cutting from which the top was clipped.The Nursery Book
Liberty Hyde Bailey
The weigela, forsythia, and spiræa are also excellent shrubs.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools
Ministry of Education Ontario
- 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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Word Origin and History for weigela
1846, from the name of German physician C.E. Weigel (1748-1831).
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