Definition of Abelia

1. Noun. Any of various deciduous or evergreen ornamental shrubs of the genus Abelia having opposite simple leaves and cymes of small white or pink or purplish flowers; Asia and Mexico.

Group relationships: Genus Abelia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Abelia

1. Noun. (context: botany) Any of the various honeysuckles of the genus ''Abelia'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abelia

1. an Asian or Mexican shrub [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abelia

abecedarium
abecedarius
abecedariuses
abecedary
abecediaries
abecediary
abecedism
abecedisms
abed
abediterol
abegge
abegging
abeigh
abele
abeles
abelia (current term)
abelian
abelian group
abelian groups
abelianisation
abelianization
abelianized
abelianness
abelias
abelisaur
abelisaurid
abelisaurids
abelisaurs
abelmosk
abelmosks

Literary usage of Abelia

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1. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"—Chinese abelia. [Twig cuttings, in summer ; layers, in spring.] KEY TO THE SPECIES OF abelia * Leaves thick, nearly or fully evergreen. (A.) A. Sepals 5. ..."

2. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1860)
"... has brought to our notice the singular beauty of a little known hardy shrub, called abelia TRIFLORA. " I consider it," he writes, " one of the very ..."

3. Practical Landscape Gardening: The Importance of Careful Planning, Locating by Robert B. Cridland (1920)
"... 2 S abelia grandiflora 3 5 Viburnum molle 4 s abelia grandiflora 6 5 abelia grandiflora 5 5 Viburnum molle 7 5 Viburnum molle 8 5 abelia grandiflora 10 ..."

4. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Horticultural Society of London (1846)
"It has no beauty as an object of cultivation, and is only interesting as a distinct half-hardy species. August 30, 1845. 4. abelia RUPESTRIS. ..."

5. Gardening in California: Landscape and Flower by John McLaren (1908)
"THE abelia is one of our most free-flowering shrubs, being in flower nearly every ... The flowers of the abelia, which are lilac or pink and bell- shaped, ..."

6. Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Greenouse Plants / by by Loundon (Jane) (1848)
"Most of the genera included in this order contain only hardy plante. GENUS I. abelia Dec. THE abelia. Lin. Syst. ..."

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