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cuphea

[ kyoo-fee-uh ]
/ ˈkyu fi ə /
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noun
any of various New World plants belonging to the genus Cuphea, of the loosestrife family, having tubular, usually reddish or purple flowers.
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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
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