mim·​u·​lus | \ ˈmimyələs \

Definition of mimulus

1 capitalized : a genus of American herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) having a tubular 5-angled calyx and an irregular 2-lipped corolla — see monkey flower
2 plural -es : any plant of the genus Mimulus

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History and Etymology for mimulus

New Latin, from Late Latin, comic actor, from Latin mimus mime + -ulus; probably from the resemblance of the flower bud to a mask

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“Mimulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mimulus. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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