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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) A shrub of the Olive family, with yellow blossoms.

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

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  • noun 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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