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 (bŭd′lē-ə, bŭd-lē′ə)
[New Latin, after Adam Buddle (died 1715), British botanist.]


(Plants) any ornamental shrub of the genus Buddleia, esp B. davidii, which has long spikes of mauve flowers and is frequently visited by butterflies: family Buddleiaceae. Also called: butterfly bush
[C19: named after A. Buddle (died 1715), British botanist]


(bʌdˈli ə, ˈbʌd li ə)

n., pl. -ias.
any tropical shrub of the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having lance-shaped leaves and clusters of showy flowers. Also called butterfly bush.
[< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Adam Buddle (d. 1715), English botanist; see -ia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buddleia - tropical shrub having clusters of white or violet or yellow flowers
genus Buddleia - shrubs or trees of warm regions
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems


[ˈbʌdlɪə] Nbudleia f
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