schizanthus

noun schi·zan·thus \-ˈzan(t)thəs\

Definition of schizanthus

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

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Origin and Etymology of schizanthus

New Latin, from schiz- + -anthus


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