[fahyuh r-plant, -plahnt]
a showy plant, Euphorbia heterophylla, of the spurge family, growing in the central U.S. to central South America, having red or mottled red and white bracts.
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The nation has new a poet laureate, W.S. Merwin, who has written more than 30 books of poetry, translation, and prose over the past 60 years. Despite what Merwin’s title says, don’t expect him to parade around the Library of Congress with a leaf wreath on his head. The word “laureate” is derived from Latin, meaning “crowned with laurel.”Also known as the sweet bay, or just …
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