What does the word azalea mean?

Usage examples for azalea

  1. The pines, great and small, grew wide apart; and even between the clumps of nutmeg and azalea, wide open spaces baked in the hot sunshine. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. The sweet azalea repeated it. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  3. The thrushes have all come; and I sit down upon the first rock, with hands full of the pink azalea, to listen. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs