prophet flower

noun

: an East Indian perennial herb (Arnebia echioides) having yellow flowers marked with five spots that fade after a few hours
also : a related annual (A. griffithii)

Word History

Etymology

translation of Persian guli paighāmbar flower of the Prophet (Muhammad †a.d. 632 Arabian prophet and founder of Islam)

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“Prophet flower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prophet%20flower. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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