inch plant


noun

any of several creeping or sprawling tropical American plants of the genus Callisia, having sometimes fragrant flowers in a variety of colors.

Nearby words

  1. incestuously,
  2. inch,
  3. inch along,
  4. inch by inch,
  5. inch of mercury,
  6. inch-pound,
  7. incher,
  8. inchmeal,
  9. inchoate,
  10. inchoation

Origin of inch plant

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

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