forsythia


forsythia
/fawr sith"ee euh, -suy"thee euh, feuhr-/, n.
a shrub belonging to the genus Forsythia, of the olive family, native to China and southeastern Europe, species of which are cultivated for their showy yellow flowers, which blossom on the bare branches in early spring.
[ < NL, after William Forsyth (1737-1804), English horticulturist; see -IA]

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Any of the seven species of ornamental shrubs that make up the genus Forsythia, in the olive family, native to eastern Europe and East Asia.

In some species the yellow flowers borne along the stems appear before the leaves in early spring. The narrow leaves occasionally have three parts; the star-shaped flowers have four. Common forsythia (F. intermedia) has arching stems to about 20 ft (6 m) and bright yellow flowers.

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plant
also called  Golden Bell,  

      any member of a genus (Forsythia) of plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), containing seven species of ornamental shrubs native to eastern Europe and East Asia. In some species the yellow flowers borne along the stems appear before the leaves in early spring. The narrow leaves occasionally have three parts; the star-shaped flowers have four.

      Green-stem forsythia (F. viridissima), native to China, may grow to 3 m (10 feet); it bears greenish yellow flowers. Weeping forsythia (F. suspensa), also from China, has hollow, pendulous stems about 3 m long and golden-yellow flowers. Common forsythia (F. intermedia), a hybrid between green-stem forsythia and weeping forsythia, has arching stems to 6 m and bright yellow flowers. There also are variegated, dwarf, and many-flowered varieties.

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  • forsythia — [fôr sith′ē ə, fərsith′ē ə; fôr′sī′thē ə] n. [ModL, after W. Forsyth (1737 1804), Eng botanist] any of a genus (Forsythia) of shrubs of the olive family, having yellow, bell shaped flowers that bloom in early spring …   English World dictionary

  • Forsythia — For*syth i*a, a. [NL. Named after William Forsyth, who brought in from China.] (Bot.) A shrub of the Olive family, with yellow blossoms. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forsythĭa — Forsythĭa, 1) F. Vahl, Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Oleaceae Fraxineae; Art: F. suspensa in Japan u. China; 2) F. Walt., Decumaria L., aus der Familie der Philadelpheae …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • forsythia — 1814, coined 1805 in Mod.L. as a genus name in honor of William Forsyth (1737 1804), Scottish horticulturalist who brought the shrub from China. The family name is from Gaelic Fearsithe man of peace …   Etymology dictionary

  • forsythia — ► NOUN ▪ an ornamental shrub whose bright yellow flowers appear in early spring before its leaves. ORIGIN named after the Scottish botanist William Forsyth (1737 1804) …   English terms dictionary

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  • Forsythia — Forsythia …   Wikipédia en Français

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