schizanthus

noun

schi·​zan·​thus
-ˈzan(t)thəs
1
capitalized : a genus of Chilean herbs (family Solanaceae) having finely divided leaves and showy variegated flowers with an irregular laciniate corolla and two exserted stamens see butterfly flower
2
plural -es : any plant of the genus Schizanthus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from schiz- + -anthus

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“Schizanthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizanthus. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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