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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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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