Definition of azalea noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

azalea

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noun
BrE BrE//əˈzeɪliə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈzeɪliə//
 
 
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a plant or bush with large flowers that may be pink, purple, white or yellow, grown in a pot or in a garden Word Origin mid 18th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek, feminine of azaleos ‘dry’, because the shrub flourishes in dry soil.
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