/wuy gee"leuh, -jee"-, wuy"geuh leuh/, n.
any of various shrubby, eastern Asian plants belonging to the genus Weigela, of the honeysuckle family, having funnel-shaped white, pink, or crimson flowers.
Also, weigelia /wuy gee"lee euh, -jee"-/.
[1840-50; < NL, named after C. E. Weigel (1748-1831), German physician; see -A2]

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▪ plant genus
also spelled  Weigelia 

      genus with about 10 species of East Asian flowering shrubs belonging to the family Diervillaceae, some widely grown as ornamentals for their spring and summer flowers. The tubular, white to red blossoms are borne on upright shrubs to 4 metres (13 feet) tall.

      Most species of Weigela are shorter, with narrowly oval leaves and clustered flowers about 3.5 cm (1.5 inches) long. The long, narrow seed pods split in two.

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  • weigela — noun deciduous shrub widely cultivated for its white or pink or red flowers • Syn: ↑Weigela florida • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Weigela …   Useful english dictionary

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