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salpiglossis

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noun sal·pi·glos·sis \ˌsal-pə-ˈglä-səs\

Definition of salpiglossis

  1. :  any of a small genus (Salpiglossis) of Chilean herbs of the nightshade family with large funnel-shaped varicolored flowers often strikingly marked



Origin and Etymology of salpiglossis

New Latin, irregular from Greek salpinx trumpet + glōssa tongue — more at gloss


First Known Use: 1827


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