Word Origin for mimulus

New Latin, from Greek mimō ape (from the shape of the corolla)
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Examples from the Web for mimulus

Historical Examples of mimulus

  • Water does not act on the stamens of Berberis, but it does on the stigma of Mimulus.

  • Bilamellate, of two plates (lamell), as the stigma of Mimulus.

  • There are several kinds of Diplacus, much resembling Mimulus, except that they are shrubs, with evergreen leaves.

  • Then it would fret between its banks until the spangled frills of the mimulus were all tattered with its spray.

    The Basket Woman

    Mary Austin

  • Along the rills Gentiana calycosa, Arnica chamissonis and Mimulus lewisii form banks of color.