Definition of shellflower

  1. 1 :  molucca balm

  2. 2 :  turtlehead

  3. 3 :  a showy East Indian herb (Languas speciosa) of the family Zingiberaceae commonly cultivated for its shining oblong leaves, bracted white flowers with shell-pink shading, and crisped yellow magenta-variegated lip

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