Mirabilis

noun

Mi·​rab·​i·​lis
mə̇ˈrabələ̇s
: a genus of American perennial herbs (family Nyctaginaceae) having a tubular-campanulate brightly colored calyx subtended by an involucre that resembles a calyx see four-o'clock

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New Latin, from Latin, wonderful

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“Mirabilis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mirabilis. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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