cardinal flower

noun

Definition of cardinal flower 

: a North American lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis) that bears a spike of brilliant red flowers

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Of special note are the red-blooming, spiky cardinal flowers. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Go wild on a South Florida native-garden tour on Sunday," 27 Sep. 2017

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1698, in the meaning defined above

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