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clianthus

/ klɪˈænθəs /

noun

  1. any Australian or New Zealand plant of the leguminous genus Clianthus, with ornamental clusters of slender scarlet flowers See also desert pea


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Word History and Origins

Origin of clianthus1

C19: New Latin, probably from Greek klei-, kleos glory + anthos flower

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Example Sentences

On our return we saw that beautiful flower the Clianthus formosa, in splendid blossom on the plains.

Dampier discovered a beautiful flower of the pea family known as the Clianthus Dampierii.

The clianthus pea and the vetch pea they ate ravenously, and when they can get those they require very little water.

A profusion of the beautiful Sturt, or desert-pea, or Clianthus Dampierii, grew upon this flat.

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