buddleia

noun bud·dle·ia \ ˈbəd-lē-ə , ˌbəd-ˈlē- \
Updated on: 19 Jan 2018

Definition of buddleia

: any of a genus (Buddleia of the family Loganiaceae) of shrubs or small trees of warm regions with showy terminal clusters of usually purple or white flowers called also butterfly bush

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Origin and Etymology of buddleia

New Latin, genus name, from Adam Buddle †1715 English botanist


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