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[buhd-lee-uh, buhd-lee-uh] /bʌdˈli ə, ˈbʌd li ə/
any shrub belonging to the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having opposite, lance-shaped leaves and clusters of flowers, comprising the butterfly bushes.
Origin of buddleia
< New Latin (Linnaeus), named after Adam Buddle (died 1715), English botanist; see -ia Unabridged
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  • The only landscapes he noticed were window-views of houses and his own squalid gardens, full of buddleia, which he also painted.
British Dictionary definitions for buddleia


any ornamental shrub of the genus Buddleia, esp B. davidii, which has long spikes of mauve flowers and is frequently visited by butterflies: family Buddleiaceae Also called butterfly bush
Word Origin
C19: named after A. Buddle (died 1715), British botanist
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