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bouvardia

[boo-vahr-dee-uh] /buˈvɑr di ə/
noun
1.
any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Bouvardia, of the madder family, having cymes of red, yellow, or white tubular flowers.
Origin
1805
1805; < Neo-Latin; named after Charles Bouvard (died 1658), French physician; see -ia
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(genus Bouvardia), any of about 20 species of evergreen shrubs or herbs of the madder family (Rubiaceae), mostly natives of tropical America. Some species are forced in greenhouses.

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