tur·​tle·​head | \ ˈtər-tᵊl-ˌhed How to pronounce turtlehead (audio) \

Definition of turtlehead

: any of a genus (Chelone) of perennial North American herbs of the snapdragon family with spikes of showy white or purple flowers

Examples of turtlehead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Late season: bottle gentian, Gentiana andrewsii; showy goldenrod, Solidago speciosa (superfood); New England aster, Aster novae-angliae (superfood); white turtlehead, Chelone glabra (immune builder). Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of turtlehead

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Turtlehead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turtlehead. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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