Forsythia meaning

fôr-sĭth'ē-ə, -sī'thē-ə, fər-
Any of several shrubs of the genus Forsythia, native to Asia and widely cultivated for their early-blooming yellow flowers.
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Any of a genus (Forsythia) of shrubs of the olive family, having yellow, bell-shaped flowers that bloom in early spring.
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Any of several shrubs, of the genus Forsythia, native to Asia and Eastern Europe, that are cultivated for their yellow flowers, which bloom in early spring.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Oleaceae — the forsythias, native to Eurasia, principally east Asia.
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Origin of forsythia

  • New Latin genus name after William Forsyth (1737–1804), Scottish horticulturist
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Modern Latin, named in honor of Scottish horticulturist William Forsyth, who brought the shrub over from China. Forsyth's own name is from Irish Gaelic Fearsithe, meaning "man of peace."
    From Wiktionary