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A*za"le*a (?; 97), n.; pl. Azaleas (#). [NL., fr. Gr. dry, -- so called because supposed to grow best in dry ground.] Bot.

A genus of showy flowering shrubs, mostly natives of China or of North America; false honeysuckle. The genus is scarcely distinct from Rhododendron.

 

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