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coleus

noun co·le·us \ˈkō-lē-əs\

Definition of COLEUS

:  any of a large genus (Coleus) of Old World herbs of the mint family including ones cultivated for their colorful foliage

Origin of COLEUS

New Latin, genus name, from Greek koleos, koleon sheath
First Known Use: 1885

Rhymes with COLEUS

COLEUS Defined for Kids

coleus

noun co·le·us \ˈkō-lē-əs\

Definition of COLEUS for Kids

:  a plant grown as a houseplant or a garden plant for its many-colored leaves

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