- any of various plants belonging to the genus Mimulus, of the figwort family, as M. cardinalis (scarlet monkey flower), having spotted flowers that resemble a face.
Origin of monkey flower
First recorded in 1780–90
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- any of various scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Mimulus, cultivated for their yellow or red flowersSee also musk (def. 3)