butterfly bush


butterfly bush
any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having clusters of showy lilac, white, or yellow flowers.
[1930-35]

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plant
 any of more than 100 species of plants constituting the genus Buddleja, native to tropical and subtropical areas of the world. The genus belongs in the order Lamiales and the family Scrophulariaceae.

      Most species of Buddleja have hairy or scurfy leaves and clusters of purple, white, yellow, or orange flowers. Several species are cultivated as garden ornamentals.

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  • butterfly bush — n. BUDDLEIA …   English World dictionary

  • Butterfly bush — The common name Butterfly Bush refers to several different species.Examples include: *Clerondendron ugandens *Buddleia davidii *Buddleia globosa *other Buddleias *Asclepias tuberosa …   Wikipedia

  • butterfly-bush — paprastoji budlėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Budlėjinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Buddleja davidii), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Buddleja davidii angl. butterfly bush; orange eye; summer lilac šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • butterfly bush — but′terfly bush n. pln buddleia • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • butterfly bush — noun tropical shrub having clusters of white or violet or yellow flowers • Syn: ↑buddleia • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Buddleia …   Useful english dictionary

  • butterfly bush — noun Date: 1923 buddleia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • butterfly bush — noun A buddleia, especially the species Buddleja davidii …   Wiktionary

  • butterfly bush — noun a buddleia cultivated for its large spikes of fragrant purplish lilac or white flowers. [Buddleia davidii.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • woolly butterfly-bush — šantrinė budlėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Budlėjinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Buddleja marrubiifolia), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Buddleja marrubiifolia angl. woolly butterfly bush šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Rio Grande butterfly-bush — žalsvoji budlėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Budlėjinių šeimos vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Buddleja sessiliflora), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Buddleja sessiliflora angl. Rio Grande butterfly bush isp. cola de zorra;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)


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