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forsythia

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

Simple Definition of forsythia

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

Full Definition of forsythia

plural for·syth·ias also for·syth·ia

  1. :  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

Illustration of forsythia

Origin of forsythia

New Latin, from William Forsyth †1804 British botanist


First Known Use: circa 1814



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