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lo·be·li·a

 (lō-bē′lē-ə, -bēl′yə)
n.
Any of numerous plants of the genus Lobelia, having terminal racemes of variously colored flowers with a bilabiate corolla.

[New Latin Lobelia, genus name, after Matthias de Lobel (1538-1616), Flemish botanist and physician.]

lobelia

(ləʊˈbiːlɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the campanulaceous genus Lobelia, having red, blue, white, or yellow five-lobed flowers with the three lower lobes forming a lip
[C18: from New Latin, named after Matthias de Lobel (1538–1616), Flemish botanist]

lo•bel•ia

(loʊˈbil yə)

n., pl. -ias.
any tall nonwoody plant of the genus Lobelia, having long terminal clusters of two-petaled flowers.
[1730–40; < New Latin, after Matthias de Lobel (1538–1616), Flemish botanist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lobelia - any plant or flower of the genus Lobelialobelia - any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia
genus Lobelia - in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Lobeliaceae
cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis, Indian pink - North American lobelia having brilliant red flowers
bladderpod, Lobelia inflata, Indian tobacco - North American wild lobelia having small blue flowers and inflated capsules formerly used as an antispasmodic
Lobelia dortmanna, water lobelia - erect perennial aquatic herb of Europe and North America having submerged spongy leaves and pendulous racemes of blue flowers above the water
blue cardinal flower, great lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica - tall erect and very leafy perennial herb of eastern North America having dense spikes of blue flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Translations

lobelia

[ləʊˈbiːlɪə] Nlobelia f

lobelia

nLobelie f

lobelia

[ləʊˈbiːlɪə] nlobelia

lobelia

n (bot) lobelia
References in classic literature ?
Tight beds of geranium, calceolaria, and lobelia speckled the glass-plat, from whose centre rose one of the finest araucarias(its other name by the way is "monkey-puzzler"), that it has ever been my lot to see.
I shall hereafter have occasion to show that the exotic Lobelia fulgens, in this part of England, is never visited by insects, and consequently, from its peculiar structure, never can set a seed.
His tortured garden was bright with geraniums and lobelias and polished shells.
In the last month 10 homes have been broken into in the Gracefield Close, West Meadows, Lobelia Close and West Avenue areas.
6 At its very best in our "hot garden" right now is Lobelia tupa from Chile.
Lobelia tupa is one of the most spectacular personalities here and, though I thought first it might succumb to the cold, it has been in situ now for several years and makes itself completely at home.
Lobelia tupa is one of the most spectacular personalities here and though I thought first it might succumb to the cold, it has been in situ now for several years and makes itself completely at home.
Favourites are hanging baskets with fuchsia, trailing lobelia, nepetia, double begonias and petunias - fit as many as you can in, give slowrelease feed, and water every day.
Lobelia: Lobelia inflata can be used in conjunction with Capsicum to enhance the other herbs' therapeutic actions.
Lobelia in trailing or bush forms are natural choices for blues and white.
Blue and white lobelia, red salvias and geraniums and other bedding favourites could be the mainstay for many borders.