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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.]
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(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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|Noun||1.||azalea - 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
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azalea[əˈzeɪlɪə] N (Bot) → azalea f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
azalea[əˈzeɪliə] n (= shrub, flower) → azalée f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Azalee f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
azalea[əˈzeɪlɪə] n → azalea
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