salpiglossis


sal·pi·glos·sis

noun \ˌsal-pə-ˈglä-səs\

Definition of SALPIGLOSSIS

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

Origin of SALPIGLOSSIS

New Latin, irregular from Greek salpinx trumpet + glōssa tongue — more at gloss
First Known Use: 1827

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