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  1. any solanaceous plant of the Chilean genus Salpiglossis, some species of which are cultivated for their bright funnel-shaped flowers
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, from Greek salpinx trumpet + glōssa tongue
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  • Salpiglossis make charming pot plants for the greenhouse and conservatory.

    The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition

    Sutton and Sons