Definition of kurume azalea
: any of certain garden azaleas of variable hardiness with white, pink, rose, scarlet, or lavender flowers originating in Japan chiefly by selection from or hybridization of a native Japanese azalea (Rhododendron obtusum) with hairy shoots and evergreen or deciduous leaves
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Origin and Etymology of kurume azalea
from Kurume, city in northern Kyushu, Japan
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