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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.]
(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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||lobelia - 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