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coleus

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noun co·le·us \ˈkō-lē-əs\

Definition of coleus

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



Origin and Etymology of coleus

New Latin, genus name, from Greek koleos, koleon sheath


First Known Use: 1885

Rhymes with coleus


COLEUS Defined for Kids

coleus

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noun co·le·us \ˈkō-lē-əs\

Definition of coleus for Students

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




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