noun Ade·lia \ə-ˈdē-lē-ə, -lyə\

Definition of Adelia

  1. :  a genus of tropical American shrubs (family Euphorbiaceae) with toothed leaves and small yellowish flowers

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Origin and Etymology of adelia

New Latin, from adel- + -ia

First Known Use: 1764

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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