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cuphea

[kyoo-fee-uh] /ˈkyu fi ə/
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1.
any of various New World plants belonging to the genus Cuphea, of the loosestrife family, having tubular, usually reddish or purple flowers.
Origin of cuphea
< New Latin (1756), irregular < Greek kŷph(os) hump (from the protuberance at the base of the calyx tube) + New Latin -ea -ea
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