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Any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia, native to Asia and Mexico and having small tubular white, pink, or purple flowers.
[New Latin, after Clarke Abel (1780-1826), British botanist.]
(Plants) an ornamental garden shrub with pink or white flowers
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|Noun||1.||abelia - any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia having opposite simple leaves and cymes of small white or pink or purplish flowers; Asia and Mexico|
genus Abelia - chiefly east Asian shrubs