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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“Schizanthus.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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