from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several Mexican and Central American shrubs or herbs of the genus Bouvardia cultivated for their showy, narrowly tubular, variously colored flowers grouped in terminal cymes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Rubiaceæ, natives of Mexico and Central America.
New Latin Bouvardia, genus name, after Charles Bouvard (1572-1658), French physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)