schizanthus

noun
schi·​zan·​thus | \-ˈzan(t)thəs\

Definition of schizanthus 

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

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New Latin, from schiz- + -anthus

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