noun \ˈbəd-lē-ə, ˌbəd-ˈlē-\

Definition of BUDDLEIA

:  any of a genus (Buddleia of the family Loganiaceae) of shrubs or small trees of warm regions with showy terminal clusters of usually purple or white flowers —called also butterfly bush

Origin of BUDDLEIA

New Latin, genus name, from Adam Buddle †1715 English botanist
First Known Use: 1791


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