vernonia

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Noun1.vernonia - any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty huevernonia - any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue
genus Vernonia - genus of New World tropical herbs or shrubs with terminal cymose heads of tubular 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
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It's usually something tart and sweet, such as redcurrant, cranberry or gooseberry, and often there's a nicely-dressed bitter-leaf salad to go along with it, adding a welcome change of texture and flavour.
Bitter-leaf (Vernonia amygdalina), okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) and leafy eggplant (Solanum macrocarpum) were produced respectively by 60.2%, 36.1% and 31.6% of growers surveyed (Table 3).
Who knows, in time, it might be just as easy to buy from your supermarket a portion of pounded yam with bitter-leaf soup as it is now to obtain a chicken tikka masala.