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forsythia

noun for·syth·ia \fər-ˈsi-thē-ə, chiefly British -ˈsī-\

: a type of bush that produces bright yellow flowers in the early spring

plural for·syth·ias also for·syth·ia

Full Definition of FORSYTHIA

:  any of a genus (Forsythia) of ornamental shrubs of the olive family with opposite leaves and yellow bell-shaped flowers appearing before the leaves in early spring

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Origin of FORSYTHIA

New Latin, from William Forsyth †1804 British botanist
First Known Use: circa 1814
FORSYTHIA Defined for Kids

forsythia

noun for·syth·ia \fər-ˈsi-thē-ə\

Definition of FORSYTHIA for Kids

:  a bush often grown for its bright yellow flowers that appear in early spring

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