abelia

noun abe·lia \ ə-ˈbēl-yə \

Definition of abelia

: any of a genus (Abelia) of Asian or Mexican shrubs of the honeysuckle family having opposite leaves and white, red, or pink flowers

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Origin and Etymology of abelia

New Latin (coined in 1818), from Clarke Abel †1826 English botanist


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