[fawr-sith-ee-uh, -sahy-thee-uh, fer-] /fɔrˈsɪθ i ə, -ˈsaɪ θi ə, fər-/
a shrub belonging to the genus Forsythia, of the olive family, native to China and southeastern Europe, species of which are cultivated for their showy yellow flowers, which blossom on the bare branches in early spring.
any oleaceous shrub of the genus Forsythia, native to China, Japan, and SE Europe but widely cultivated for its showy yellow bell-shaped flowers, which appear in spring before the foliage
1814, coined 1805 in Modern Latin as a genus name in honor of William Forsyth (1737-1804), Scottish horticulturalist who brought the shrub from China. The family name is from Gaelic Fearsithe “man of peace.”
[fawrt, fohrt] /fɔrt, foʊrt/ noun 1. a strong or place occupied by troops and usually surrounded by walls, ditches, and other defensive works; a fortress; fortification. 2. any permanent army post. 3. (formerly) a trading post. Idioms 4. hold the fort, 1. . 2. fortified. /fɔːt/ noun 1. a fortified enclosure, building, or position able […]
[fawr-tl-ey-zuh; Portuguese fawr-tuh-le-zuh] /ˌfɔr tlˈeɪ zə; Portuguese ˌfɔr təˈlɛ zə/ noun 1. a seaport in NE Brazil. /Portuguese fortaˈleza/ noun 1. a port in NE Brazil, capital of Ceará state. Pop: 3 261 000 (2005 est) Also called Ceará
[fawr-tl-is] /ˈfɔr tl ɪs/ noun 1. a small fort; an outwork. 2. Archaic. a fortress. /ˈfɔːtəlɪs/ noun 1. a small fort or outwork of a fortification
[bel-vawr] /ˈbɛl vɔr/ noun 1. a military reservation and U.S. Army training center in NE Virginia on the Potomac.