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schizanthus

[ ski-zan-thuhs ]
/ skɪˈzæn θəs /
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noun
any of several plants of the genus Schizanthus, native to Chile, having numerous variously colored flowers resembling small orchids.
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Also called butterfly flower.

Origin of schizanthus

<New Latin (1794) <Greek schiz- schiz- + ánthos “flower”; cf. antho-
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British Dictionary definitions for schizanthus

schizanthus
/ (skɪtˈsænθəs) /

noun
any plant of the Chilean annual genus Schizanthus, some species of which are grown as pot or garden plants for their showy red, white, or yellow orchid-like flowers: family SolanaceaeSometimes called: poor man's orchid

Word Origin for schizanthus

New Latin, from Greek schizein to cut + anthos flower (from the deeply divided corolla)
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