cigar flower

noun
variants: or less commonly cigar plant

Definition of cigar flower

: a tender spreading perennial (Cuphea ignea) used as a pot plant and having solitary bright-red tubular flowers with a dark ring at the end and a white mouth

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History and Etymology for cigar flower

so called from the shape of the flower

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“Cigar flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cigar%20flower. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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