Definition of Azalea

1. Noun. Any of numerous ornamental shrubs grown for their showy flowers of various colors.

Generic synonyms: Rhododendron
Group relationships: Azaleastrum, Subgenus Azalea, Subgenus Azaleastrum



Definition of Azalea

1. n. A genus of showy flowering shrubs, mostly natives of China or of North America; false honeysuckle. The genus is scarcely distinct from Rhododendron.

Definition of Azalea

1. Noun. A plant of the obsolete genus ''Azalea''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Azalea

1. a flowering shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Azalea

1. A genus of showy flowering shrubs, mostly natives of China or of North America; false honeysuckle. The genus is scarcely distinct from Rhododendron. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Dry, so called because supposed to grow best in dry ground. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Azalea

azadirachtin
azadirachtins
azadiractin
azafenidin
azafenidins
azaguanine
azahelicene
azahetero
azaheterocycle
azaheterocycle N-methyltransferase
azaheterocycles
azaindole
azaindoles
azalai
azalanstat
azalea (current term)
azaleas
azalide
azalides
azalignane
azalignanes
azaloxan
azamethonium bromide
azamine
azamines
azan
azane
azanediyl
azanediyls
azanes

Literary usage of Azalea

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1. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"At first sight one might fancy it a superior form of the ordinary but choice and lovely hybrid American or Ghent azalea, which, in a general way, ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Horticultural Society of London (1846)
"azalea OBTUSA.* Sent to the Garden by Mr. R. Fortune, July 26, 1844, as an azalea, from Shanghai, with fine deep red flowers. This charming shrub may be ..."

3. Poems by Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (1890)
"VII THE azalea. There, where the sun shines first Against our room, She train'd the gold azalea, whose perfume She, Spring-like, from her breathing grace ..."

4. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1881)
"... That the Prospective Prize of $40 for the best Seedling, Flowering or Foliage plant (other than Rose, Camellia, azalea Indica, Tree Paeony, ..."

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