Definition of buddleia in English:

buddleia

Pronunciation /ˌbədˈlēə//ˈbədlēə/

noun

  • A widely cultivated shrub with fragrant lilac, white, or yellow flowers.

    • ‘They planted a spring flowering cherry tree, two buddleia bushes and a laurel bush, along with daffodil bulbs.’
    • ‘The fountain buddleia (also known as the alternate leaf butterfly bush) has long, arching branches that, when blooming, resemble a lavender fountain.’
    • ‘The buddleia is just coming into flower and mid-summer clematis are covered in fat buds that will soon bloom.’
    • ‘To the right is a wilderness, abandoned to brambles, ground elder, bindweed and buddleia.’
    • ‘Instead of throwing the buddleia, rose or other prunings away use them as hardwood cuttings and plant in a trench in a sheltered part of the garden.’

Origin

Modern Latin; named in honor of the English botanist Adam Buddle (died 1715), by Linnaeus, at the suggestion of Sir William Houston who introduced the plant to Europe from South America.

Pronunciation

buddleia

/ˌbədˈlēə//ˈbədlēə/