butterfly flower

  1. Also called Jerusalem date. a shrub or small tree, Bauhinia monandra, of French Guiana, having clusters of pink, purple-streaked flowers.

Origin of butterfly flower

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby butterfly flower

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How to use butterfly flower in a sentence

  • Yet this is all fallacious; for the Butterfly-flower is but just created.

    Omphalos | Philip Henry Gosse