butterfly flower

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. butterfly collar,
  2. butterfly damper,
  3. butterfly diagram,
  4. butterfly effect,
  5. butterfly fish,
  6. butterfly net,
  7. butterfly nut,
  8. butterfly orchid,
  9. butterfly pea,
  10. butterfly rash

Origin of butterfly flower

First recorded in 1880–85

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Examples from the Web for butterfly flower

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

    Omphalos|Philip Henry Gosse