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cleome

[ klee-oh-mee ]
/ kliˈoʊ mi /
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noun
any of numerous strong-smelling plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Cleome, of the caper family, mostly natives of tropical regions, and often bearing showy flowers.
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Also called spider plant.

Origin of cleome

<New Latin (Linnaeus), of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for cleome

cleome
/ (klɪˈəʊmɪ) /

noun
any herbaceous or shrubby plant of the mostly tropical capparidaceous genus Cleome, esp C. spinosa, cultivated for their clusters of white or purplish flowers with long stamens

Word Origin for cleome

C19: New Latin, of obscure origin
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