Azalea definitions

ə-zāl'yə
Any of various shrubs of the genus Rhododendron in the heath family, having showy, variously colored flowers.
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Any of various flowering shrubs (genus Rhododendron) of the heath family: the flowers are of various colors, and the leaves are usually shed each season.
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The flower of any of these shrubs.
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A plant of the obsolete genus Azalea.
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(archaic) Formerly considered a genus, within the tribe Rhodoreae and the family Ericaceae; the azaleas, numerous varieties of flowering shrubs of temperate climates; now a subgenus of Rhododendron.
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Origin of azalea

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀζαλέος (azaleos, “dry”), because it grows in dry soil; from αζειν (azein, “to dry up”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éHōs.