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for·syth·i·a(fôr-sĭth′ē-ə, -sī′thē-ə, fər-)
Any of several shrubs of the genus Forsythia, native to Asia and widely cultivated for their early-blooming yellow flowers.
[New Latin, genus name, after William Forsyth (1737-1804), Scottish horticulturist.]
(Plants) any oleaceous shrub of the genus Forsythia, native to China, Japan, and SE Europe but widely cultivated for its showy yellow bell-shaped flowers, which appear in spring before the foliage
[C19: New Latin, named after William Forsyth (1737–1804), English botanist]
for•syth•i•a(fɔrˈsɪθ i ə, fər-; esp. Brit. -ˈsaɪ θi ə)
n., pl. -syth•i•as.
any shrub of the genus Forsythia, of the olive family, having yellow flowers that blossom in early spring.
[< New Latin (1805), after William Forsyth (1737–1804), English horticulturist; see -ia]
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|Noun||1.||forsythia - any of various early blooming oleaceous shrubs of the genus Forsythia; native to eastern Asia and southern Europe but widely cultivated for their branches of bright yellow bell-shaped flowers|
genus Forsythia - forsythia