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Azalea, number of species of a shrub (genus Rhododendron), cultivated principally for ornamental purposes. Best known in the United States are the pinxter (R. nudiflorum), the flame azalea (R. calendulacea), and the rhodera (R. canadense).

See also: Heath.

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