weigelia

weigela

[wahy-gee-luh, -jee-, wahy-guh-luh]
noun
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-] .


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin, named after C. E. Weigel (1748–1831), German physician; see -a2

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weigela (waɪˈɡiːlə, -ˈdʒiː-, ˈwaɪɡɪlə)
 
n
any caprifoliaceous shrub of the Asian genus Weigela, having clusters of pink, purple, red, or white showy bell-shaped flowers
 
[C19: from New Latin, named after C. E. Weigel (1748--1831), German physician]

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