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for·syth·i·a

 (fôr-sĭth′ē-ə, -sī′thē-ə, fər-)
n.
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.]
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forsythia

(fɔːˈsaɪθɪə)
n
(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]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Translations

forsythia

[fɔːˈsaɪθɪə] Nforsitia f
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forsythia

[fɔːrˈsaɪθiə] nforsythia m
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forsythia

nForsythie f
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forsythia

[fɔːˈsaɪθɪə] nforsizia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
| Prune early flowering spring shrubs such as forsythia and ribes after flowers have gone.
For one, there are no forsythia. Forsythia are the deciduous shrubs that act as the harbingers of spring, blooming brilliant yellow across cold gray damp parts of the United States right now.
Don't prune spring-flowering shrubs like forsythia, for example, as that removes their flower buds.
| Cut back ceanothus and other spring-flowering shrubs including forsythia.
A favourite shrub of mine is forsythia. You simply cannot miss its mass of golden yellow flowers.
Forsythia is another very early blooming shrub, and like flowering quince, its bloom time is erratic, but by late February or early March it is usually laden with bright yellow flowers.
Gnats swarmed the forsythia. She swore they'd burn from the yellow.
'I have some broken branches on my forsythia and other shrubs.
Forsythoside A (FTA), one of the main active ingredients in weeping forsythia extract, possesses strong antibacterial, antioxidant and antiviral effects, and its content was about 8% of totally, higher largely than that of other ingredients, but the absolute bioavailability orally was approximately 0.5%, which is significant low influencing clinical efficacies of its oral preparations.
? Take hardwood cuttings of cornus, salix, forsythia, ribes, roses and gooseberries.
Prune forsythia, kerria, weigela, berberis and ceanothus.

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