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buddleia

[buhd-lee-uh, buhd-lee-uh] /bʌdˈli ə, ˈbʌd li ə/
noun
1.
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
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), named after Adam Buddle (died 1715), English botanist; see -ia
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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.
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buddleia

/ˈbʌdlɪə/
noun
1.
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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