weigela

noun
wei·​ge·​la | \ wī-ˈjē-lə How to pronounce weigela (audio) \

Definition of weigela

: any of a genus (Weigela) of showy eastern Asian shrubs of the honeysuckle family especially : one (W. florida) widely grown for its usually pink or red funnel-shaped flowers

Examples of weigela in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Great planting partners include weigela, new and improved varieties of potentilla such as 'Bella Bellissima,' lilac such as 'Miss Kim,' and ninebark. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Mar. 2022 My year-old weigela suffered burns in the extreme heats. oregonlive, 26 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of weigela

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for weigela

New Latin, from Christian E. Weigel †1831 German physician

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“Weigela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weigela. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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