schizanthus

[ ski-zan-thuhs ]

noun
  1. any of several plants of the genus Schizanthus, native to Chile, having numerous variously colored flowers resembling small orchids.

Origin of schizanthus

1
<New Latin (1794) <Greek schiz- schiz- + ánthos “flower”; cf. antho-

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schizanthus

/ (skɪtˈsænθəs) /


noun
  1. 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 Solanaceae: Sometimes called: poor man's orchid

Origin of schizanthus

1
New Latin, from Greek schizein to cut + anthos flower (from the deeply divided corolla)

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