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
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Definition of coleus for Students
: a plant grown as a houseplant or a garden plant for its many-colored leaves
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