noun mim·u·lus \ˈmimyələs\

Definition of mimulus

  1. 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. 2 plural -es :  any plant of the genus Mimulus

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Origin and Etymology of 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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