[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. weidman,
  2. weidman, charles,
  3. weierstrass,
  4. weierstrass approximation theorem,
  5. weifang,
  6. weigh,
  7. weigh down,
  8. weigh in,
  9. weigh on,
  10. weigh one's words

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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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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Word Origin and History for weigela



1846, from the name of German physician C.E. Weigel (1748-1831).

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