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lo·be·li·a

 (lō-bē′lē-ə, -bēl′yə)
n.
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.]
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lobelia

(ləʊˈbiːlɪə)
n
(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]
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lo•bel•ia

(loʊˈbil yə)

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lobelia - any plant or flower of the genus Lobelialobelia - 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
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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Translations

lobelia

[ləʊˈbiːlɪə] Nlobelia f
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lobelia

nLobelie f
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lobelia

[ləʊˈbiːlɪə] nlobelia
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lobelia

n (bot) lobelia
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References in classic literature ?
Tight beds of geranium, calceolaria, and lobelia speckled the glass-plat, from whose centre rose one of the finest araucarias(its other name by the way is "monkey-puzzler"), that it has ever been my lot to see.
I shall hereafter have occasion to show that the exotic Lobelia fulgens, in this part of England, is never visited by insects, and consequently, from its peculiar structure, never can set a seed.
His tortured garden was bright with geraniums and lobelias and polished shells.
That's one reason I love the flower spikes of our native great blue lobelia (L.
These are a variety of Lobelia cardinalis which thrives in my damp soil.
'Queen Victoria', which bears scarlet flowers on beetrootcoloured stems and is ideal for planting alongside yellow rudbeckia, which will flower before the lobelia has finished.
'Queen Victoria', which bears scarlet flowers on beetroot-coloured stems and is ideal for planting alongside yellow rudbeckia, which will flower before the lobelia has finished.
EZ Quit (2 botanicals, 1 other ingredient) and Vice Breaker (4 botanicals) credited the herbal ingredient lobelia for their supplements' effectiveness.
These "hidden prairies" also contain a stunning diversity of native plants, including wild quinine, spiked lobelia, purple prairie clover, and many others.
LOBELIA HADSPEN PURPLE Hanging baskets and containers the length and breadth of Britain are full of trailing blue lobelia - it's a firm favourite with gardeners.