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



BrE BrE//ˈbʌdliə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌdliə//
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a bush with purple or white flowers that grow in groups Word Originmodern Latin; named in honour of the English botanist Adam Buddle (died 1715), by Linnaeus, at the suggestion of Sir William Houston, who introduced the plant to Europe from South America.
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