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An East Asian shrub of the honeysuckle family, typically having small tubular pink or white flowers.
- ‘Summer- and fall-blooming shrubs include such plants as abelia, beautyberry, butterfly bush, rose of Sharon, crepe myrtle and summersweet.’
- ‘Cut leafless stems of rose and abelia into 10-inch lengths and set them directly in the propagation bed or container.’
- ‘The glossy abelia, a hybrid derived from species native to China, is the most commonly cultivated form.’
- ‘Protect garden beds exposed to the wind with a hedge of glossy abelia.’
- ‘First, it was the abelia that got a careful pruning to encourage it to arch over the steps to the front door.’
Modern Latin; named after Clarke Abel (1780–1826), English botanist.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.