Definition of coleus
: any of a large genus (Coleus) of Old World herbs of the mint family including ones cultivated for their colorful foliage
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Obtain durable color for summer from bush daisy, caladium coleus, pentas and zinnias.
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Origin and Etymology of coleus
New Latin, genus name, from Greek koleos, koleon sheath
First Known Use: 1885
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Definition of coleus for Students
: a plant grown as a houseplant or a garden plant for its many-colored leaves
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