penstemon

[ pen-stee-muhn, pen-stuh-muhn ]
/ pɛnˈsti mən, ˈpɛn stə mən /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for penstemon

penstemon
/ (pɛnˈstiːmən) /

noun

a variant (esp US) of pentstemon
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