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Any of various annual, chiefly western North American plants of the genus Clarkia, several of which are cultivated for their showy red, purple, pink, or white flowers.

[New Latin Clarkia, genus name, after William Clark.]
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(Plants) any North American onagraceous plant of the genus Clarkia: cultivated for their red, purple, or pink flowers
[C19: New Latin, named after William Clark, who discovered it]
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(ˈklɑr ki ə)

n., pl. clark•i•as.
a W North American wildflower of the genus Clarkia, of the evening primrose family, having narrow leaves and red or purple flowers.
[< New Latin (1814), after William Clark]
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