- any solanaceous plant of the Chilean genus Salpiglossis, some species of which are cultivated for their bright funnel-shaped flowers
C19: New Latin, from Greek salpinx trumpet + glōssa tongue
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Salpiglossis make charming pot plants for the greenhouse and conservatory.