Definition of azalea
: any of a subgenus (Azalea) of rhododendrons with funnel-shaped corollas and usually deciduous leaves including many species and hybrid forms cultivated as ornamentals
Recent Examples of azalea from the Web
The azaleas are known for repeat blooming in the spring, summer and fall, and for their ability to grow in full sun or part shade.
Lightly trim azaleas, fuchsias and marguerites for bushier plants.
Gardeners should get in the habit of periodically pruning azaleas to remove diseased and declining stems.
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Origin and Etymology of azalea
New Latin, genus name, from Greek, feminine of azaleos dry, from azein to parch, dry; akin to Hittite ḫat- to dry up and probably to Latin ador emmer
First Known Use: 1755See Words from the same year
AZALEA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of azalea for English Language Learners
: a type of bush that has colorful flowers that bloom in the spring
AZALEA Defined for Kids
Definition of azalea for Students
: a usually small bush that has flowers of many colors which are shaped like funnels
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