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See butterfly bush.
[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]
bud•dle•ia(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]