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penstemon

[pen-stee-muh n, pen-stuh-muh n]
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noun
  1. any of numerous chiefly North American plants belonging to the genus Penstemon, of the figwort family, some species of which are cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
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Origin of penstemon

1750–60; variant of pentstemon (> New Latin Penstemon genus name)
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penstemon

noun
  1. a variant (esp US) of pentstemon
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