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chelone

noun
  1. any plant of the hardy N American genus Chelone, grown for its white, rose, or purple flower spikes: family Scrophulariaceae

Word Origin

New Latin, from Greek chelōnē a tortoise, from a fancied resemblance between a tortoise's head and the shape of the flower
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