shrimp plant

noun

: a widely cultivated tropical American shrubby plant (Beloperone guttata) of the family Acanthaceae having whitish flowers borne in spikes and protruding from overlapping broadly ovate reddish brown bracts

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“Shrimp plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrimp%20plant. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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