noun kolk·witz·ia \kōlˈkwitsēə, käl-\

Definition of kolkwitzia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Chinese shrubs of the family Caprifoliaceae having short-stipuled leaves and tubular flowers succeeded by ovoid bristly achenes

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Kolkwitzia; especially :  beauty bush

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Origin and Etymology of kolkwitzia

New Latin, from Richard Kolkwitz, born 1873 German biologist + New Latin -ia

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