kolkwitzia

noun
kolk·​witz·​ia | \ kōlˈkwitsēə, käl- \

Definition of kolkwitzia

1 capitalized : a genus of Chinese shrubs of the family Caprifoliaceae having short-stipuled leaves and tubular flowers succeeded by ovoid bristly achenes
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Kolkwitzia especially : beauty bush

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History and Etymology for kolkwitzia

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

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“Kolkwitzia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kolkwitzia. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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