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weigela

[wahy-gee-luh, -jee-, wahy-guh-luh] /waɪˈgi lə, -ˈdʒi-, ˈwaɪ gə lə/
noun
1.
any of various shrubby, eastern Asian plants belonging to the genus Weigela, of the honeysuckle family, having funnel-shaped white, pink, or crimson flowers.
Also, weigelia
[wahy-gee-lee-uh, -jee-] /waɪˈgi li ə, -ˈdʒi-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin, named after C. E. Weigel (1748-1831), German physician; see -a2
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weigela

/waɪˈɡiːlə; -ˈdʒiː-; ˈwaɪɡɪlə/
noun
1.
any caprifoliaceous shrub of the Asian genus Weigela, having clusters of pink, purple, red, or white showy bell-shaped flowers
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, named after C. E. Weigel (1748–1831), German physician
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Word Origin and History for weigela
n.

1846, from the name of German physician C.E. Weigel (1748-1831).

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