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noun for·syth·ia \fər-ˈsi-thē-ə, chiefly British -ˈsī-\

Definition of forsythia

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forsythias

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forsythia

  1. :  any of a genus (Forsythia) of ornamental shrubs of the olive family with opposite leaves and yellow bell-shaped flowers appearing before the leaves in early spring

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Origin and Etymology of forsythia

New Latin, from William Forsyth †1804 British botanist


FORSYTHIA Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of forsythia for English Language Learners

  • : a type of bush that produces bright yellow flowers in the early spring


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noun for·syth·ia \fər-ˈsi-thē-ə\

Definition of forsythia for Students

  1. :  a bush often grown for its bright yellow flowers that appear in early spring


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