Definition of forsythia
: 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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Plants especially susceptible to fasciation include ferns, willow trees, delphiniums, foxgloves, forsythia, euphorbias, lilies, primulas and verbascums such as the mullein.
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Origin and Etymology of forsythia
New Latin, from William Forsyth †1804 British botanist
First Known Use: circa 1814See Words from the same year
FORSYTHIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of forsythia for English Language Learners
: a type of bush that produces bright yellow flowers in the early spring
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Definition of forsythia for Students
: a bush often grown for its bright yellow flowers that appear in early spring
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