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azalea

noun aza·lea \ə-ˈzāl-yə\

: a type of bush that has colorful flowers that bloom in the spring

Full Definition of AZALEA

:  any of a subgenus (Azalea) of rhododendrons with funnel-shaped corollas and usually deciduous leaves including many species and hybrid forms cultivated as ornamentals
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Origin of AZALEA

New Latin, genus name, from Greek, feminine of azaleos dry, from azein to parch, dry; akin to Hittite ḫat- to dry up and probably to Latin ador emmer
First Known Use: 1760

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AZALEA Defined for Kids

azalea

noun aza·lea \ə-ˈzāl-yə\

Definition of AZALEA for Kids

:  a usually small bush that has flowers of many colors which are shaped like funnels
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