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Any of various shrubs of the genus Buddleja native chiefly to warm regions and cultivated for their showy clusters of small, variously colored flowers. Also called buddleia.
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(Plants) another name for buddleia
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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]
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|Noun||1.||butterfly bush - tropical shrub having clusters of white or violet or yellow flowers|
genus Buddleia - shrubs or trees of warm regions
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