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butterfly bush

any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having clusters of showy lilac, white, or yellow flowers.
Origin of butterfly bush
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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

another name for buddleia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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