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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Oleaceae — the forsythias.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A shrub of the Olive family, with yellow blossoms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of oleaceous shrubs, bearing numerous showy yellow flowers in early spring, before the leaves.
  • n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various early blooming oleaceous shrubs of the genus Forsythia; native to eastern Asia and southern Europe but widely cultivated for their branches of bright yellow bell-shaped flowers


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