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n. pl. strep·to·car·pus·es
See Cape primrose.
[New Latin, genus name : strepto- + -carpus, -carpous.]
(Plants) any plant of the typically stemless subtropical perennial genus Streptocarpus, some species of which are grown as greenhouse plants for their tubular flowers in a range of bright colours: family Gesneriaceae
[New Latin, from Greek streptos twisted + karpos fruit (from the shape of the capsule)]
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|Noun||1.||streptocarpus - any of various plants of the genus Streptocarpus having leaves in a basal rosette and flowers like primroses|
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Streptocarpus - large genus of usually stemless African or Asian herbs: Cape primrose
Cape primrose - any of various African plants of the genus Streptocarpus widely cultivated especially as houseplants for their showy blue or purple flowers