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butterfly bush

noun
1.
any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having clusters of showy lilac, white, or yellow flowers.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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Examples from the web for butterfly bush
  • butterfly bush, lantana, pincushion flower and verbena were added as nectar plants for the adult butterflies.
  • Thus, this tree is sometimes mistaken for the butterfly bush.
  • In addition to the plants listed for hummingbirds, butterfly bush is especially attractive.
  • Sit and view the bees, wasps, and butterflies attracted to the butterfly bush when in bloom.
British Dictionary definitions for butterfly bush

butterfly bush

noun
1.
another name for buddleia
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