tongueflower

noun

Definition of tongueflower

1 : an Australian orchid of the genus Glossodia
2 : a plant or flower of the genus Glossopetalon (family Celastraceae)

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History and Etymology for tongueflower

so called from its tongue-shaped lip

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“Tongueflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tongueflower. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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