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(Plants) any Australian or New Zealand plant of the leguminous genus Clianthus, with ornamental clusters of slender scarlet flowers. See also desert pea
[C19: New Latin, probably from Greek klei-, kleos glory + anthos flower]
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|Noun||1.||clianthus - any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having compound leaves and pea-like red flowers in drooping racemes|
genus Clianthus - genus of semi-prostrate Australasian shrubs or vines
Clianthus formosus, Clianthus speciosus, desert pea, Sturt pea, Sturt's desert pea - sprawling shrubby perennial noted for its scarlet black-marked flowers; widely distributed in dry parts of Australia
Clianthus puniceus, parrot's beak, parrot's bill - evergreen shrub with scarlet to white clawlike or beaklike flowers; New Zealand
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