any of numerous ornamental shrubs grown for their showy flowers of various colors
A plant of the obsolete genus Azalea.
a genus of showy flowering shrubs, mostly natives of China or of North America; false honeysuckle. The genus is scarcely distinct from Rhododendron
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. dry, -- so called because supposed to grow best in dry ground.]
Azaleas are flowering shrubs comprising two of the eight subgenera of the genus Rhododendron: the Tsutsuji and Pentanthera. Azaleas bloom in spring in the Northern hemisphere and in winter in the Southern hemisphere, their flowers often lasting several weeks. Shade tolerant, they prefer living near or under trees.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-zā′le-a, n. a genus of shrubby plants, with fine white, yellow, or crimson flowers, mostly natives of China or North America, closely allied to the rhododendron. [Gr. azaleos, dry—aza, dryness.]
The numerical value of Azalea in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Azalea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1