buddleia

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noun bud·dle·ia \ˈbəd-lē-ə, ˌbəd-ˈlē-\

Definition of buddleia

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1763

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