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  1. 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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  • Cuphea does not act with equal promptness in all forms of cholera infantum.

    New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers


  • In these two classes Cuphea acts promptly and generally permanently.