bouvardia[bo̵̅o̅ vär′dē ə]
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any of a genus (Bouvardia) of plants of the madder family, grown for the showy flowers often used in brides' bouquets
Origin: ModL, after C. Bouvard, 17th-c. Fr physician
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
Origin: New Latin Bouvardia, genus name, after Charles Bouvard (1572-1658), French physician.