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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.]
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(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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|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
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forsythia[fɔːˈsaɪθɪə] N → forsitia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
forsythia[fɔːrˈsaɪθiə] n → forsythia m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Forsythie f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
forsythia[fɔːˈsaɪθɪə] n → forsizia
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