itea [it-ee-uh, ahy-tee-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Itea, of the saxifrage family, having simple, alternate leaves and clusters of small, greenish-white flowers, as the Virginia willow, I. virginica.

Origin of itea New Latin (Linnaeus) Greek ītéa willow Examples from the Web for itea Historical Examples of itea

  • The drive from Itea to Delphi on a fine April day is one of the finest in the world.


    J.A. McClymont

  • It will bloom freely under glass, but must not be forced hard; it may be treated in the same way as the Itea.

    Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens

    Ernest Thomas Cook

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