salpiglossis

noun
sal·​pi·​glos·​sis | \ ˌsal-pə-ˈglä-səs How to pronounce salpiglossis (audio) \

Definition of salpiglossis

: any of a small genus (Salpiglossis) of Chilean herbs of the nightshade family with large funnel-shaped varicolored flowers often strikingly marked

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Pick plants that pump out plenty of blooms all season, such as zinnia, scabiosa, salpiglossis and cleome. Ciscoe Morris, The Seattle Times, "Plant a cutting garden that can sustain regular picking — and possibly your relationship," 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of salpiglossis

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salpiglossis

New Latin, irregular from Greek salpinx trumpet + glōssa tongue — more at gloss

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