pelican-flower

[pel-i-kuh n-flou-er]

noun

a woody vine, Aristolochia grandiflora, of the West Indies, having heart-shaped leaves and purple-spotted, purple-veined flowers from 18 to 24 inches (46 to 61 cm) wide with a long, taillike structure at the tip of the corolla.

Nearby words

  1. pelican,
  2. pelican crossing,
  3. pelican flower,
  4. pelican hook,
  5. pelican state,
  6. pelike,
  7. pelion,
  8. peliosis,
  9. peliosis hepatis,
  10. pelisse

Origin of pelican-flower

First recorded in 1895–1900

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