[ kyoo-fee-uh ]
/ ˈkyu fi ə /


any of various New World plants belonging to the genus Cuphea, of the loosestrife family, having tubular, usually reddish or purple flowers.

Origin of cuphea

< New Latin (1756), irregular < Greek kŷph(os) hump (from the protuberance at the base of the calyx tube) + New Latin -ea -ea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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