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

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

Rhymes with AZALEA


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