beefsteak plant


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beefsteak plant

n.

[Perhaps so called because its large, often reddish-tinged leaves were thought to resemble a slice of raw beef .]

beefsteak plant

n
(Plants) an Asian plant, Perilla frutescens crispa, with aromatic red or green leaves which are used in cooking: family Lamiaceae. Also called: shiso or Japanese basil
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beefsteak plant - plant grown for its ornamental red or purple foliage
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Perilla, Perilla - small genus of Asiatic herbs
2.beefsteak plant - South American plant having green to purple or red branches with green to purple ornamental foliage and spikes of insignificant woolly flowers with dry membranous bracts
bloodleaf - any plant of the genus Iresine having colored foliage
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It''s a Japanese beefsteak plant," he explained, before going on to demonstrate an impressive level of botanical knowledge about this Asian vegetable.
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