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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 ?
Forsythias should be pruned immediately after flowering, cutting back shoots which bear faded blooms, to encourage new growth for next spring.
"The reason is that because in the garden centre there were 20 other forsythias looking fantastic at the same time.
Traditionally, forsythias have been tall plants up to 10 feet high and eight feet across, but there are newer dwarf forms well worth considering for even the most modest of gardens.
It was warm too, fooling the forsythias into behaving as if it were April.
The bigger Forsythias can still be propagated by slightly larger cuttings, again taken in August.
The white flowering forsythia, Abeliophyllum distichum, is less known than the true forsythias and offers only the one flower color and plant form.
This is the time to treat your forsythias to a top dressing and a little pruning if necessary.
Forsythias that form both leaf and bloom buds up and down the length of their stems will be impacted less, but still will suffer loss in their spring display.
Included are all the species and cultivars of witch hazel except the fall flowering common witch hazel, hamamelis Virginiana, and the cornelian cherry (cornus mas), all of the forsythias, the close relative of forsythia abeliophyllum often called "the white flowered forsythia," spicebush, honeysuckles that have already bloomed and the shrub quinces.
The forsythia parade will add to the welcome to spring.
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.
Forsythia suspensa Vahl (Oleaceae) (FSE) is a climbing plant widely distributed in China, Japan and Korea.