forsythia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Modern Latin, named in honor of Scottish horticulturist William Forsyth, who brought the shrub over from China. Forsyth's own name is from Irish Gaelic Fearsithe, meaning "man of peace."

Noun[edit]

forsythia ‎(plural forsythias)

  1. Any of several shrubs, of the genus Forsythia, native to Asia and Eastern Europe, that are cultivated for their yellow flowers, which bloom in early spring.

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