the common name for a small, shrubby plant, Cuphea ignea, of the loosestrife family, native to Mexico and Jamaica, grown as an ornamental and houseplant: named for its red tubular flowers that resemble cigars.
What Certain Flowers Are SayingLike precious stones and tarot cards, flowers have symbolic meanings that only some understand. Different flowers represent sorrow, repentance, unrequited love, or beauty. Here are some of the most popular Mother’s Day flowers and their associated meanings. Do you know what these blooms are saying? Most of us appreciate flowers just because they are beautiful and not for their symbolic meanings, but this year you …
Why is this weekend’s full moon (the flower moon) so unusual?When an exceptional full moon peeks out of the sky on Saturday morning, a whole host of lunar vocabulary will come with it. It’s no coincidence that the word “moon” looks like “month.” They share a Germanic base — plus, the moon’s cycle resets itself on average every 29.53 days. The period of time between new moons is known as the synodic month. (A new …
- cigar store,
- cigar-store indian,
- cigarette beetle,
- cigarette card
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