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[it-ee-uh, ahy-tee-uh] /ˈɪt i ə, ˈaɪ ti ə/
noun
1.
any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Itea, of the saxifrage family, having simple, alternate leaves and clusters of small, greenish-white flowers, as the Virginia willow, I. virginica.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek ītéa willow
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