schizanthus

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schizanthus

(skɪtˈsænθəs)
n
(Plants) any plant of the Chilean annual genus Schizanthus, some species of which are grown as pot or garden plants for their showy red, white, or yellow orchid-like flowers: family Solanaceae. Sometimes called: poor man's orchid
[New Latin, from Greek schizein to cut + anthos flower (from the deeply divided corolla)]
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Noun1.schizanthus - any plant of the genus Schizanthus having finely divided leaves and showy variegated flowersschizanthus - any plant of the genus Schizanthus having finely divided leaves and showy variegated flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Schizanthus - Chilean herbs with orchid-like flowers
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