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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Origin and Etymology of kolkwitzia
New Latin, from Richard Kolkwitz, born 1873 German biologist + New Latin -ia
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