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a·zal·ea

 (ə-zāl′yə)
n.
Any of various shrubs of the genus Rhododendron in the heath family, having showy, variously colored flowers.

[Greek azaleā, from feminine of azaleos, dry (so called because it grows in dry soil or from the texture of its wood); see as- in Indo-European roots.]

azalea

(əˈzeɪljə)
n
(Plants) any ericaceous plant of the group Azalea, formerly a separate genus but now included in the genus Rhododendron: cultivated for their showy pink or purple flowers
[C18: via New Latin from Greek, from azaleos dry; from its supposed preference for a dry situation]

a•zal•ea

(əˈzeɪl yə)

n., pl. -eas.
any of numerous shrubs that constitute a group (Azalea) within the genus Rhododendron, of the heath family, comprising species with funnel-shaped flower clusters in a variety of colors.
[1750–60; < New Latin < Greek azaléa, n. use of feminine of azaléos dry; so named because it grows in dry soil]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.azalea - any of numerous ornamental shrubs grown for their showy flowers of various colorsazalea - any of numerous ornamental shrubs grown for their showy flowers of various colors
rhododendron - any shrub of the genus Rhododendron: evergreen shrubs or small shrubby trees having leathery leaves and showy clusters of campanulate (bell-shaped) flowers
Azaleastrum, subgenus Azalea, subgenus Azaleastrum - group of evergreen or deciduous shrubs formerly considered a separate genus; now included in the genus Rhododendron
Translations

azalea

[əˈzeɪlɪə] N (Bot) → azalea f

azalea

[əˈzeɪliə] n (= shrub, flower) → azalée f

azalea

nAzalee f

azalea

[əˈzeɪlɪə] nazalea