wei·​ge·​la wī-ˈjē-lə How to pronounce weigela (audio)
: 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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Word History


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

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weigela was in 1846

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“Weigela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weigela. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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