shrimp plant


noun

a small, sprawling shrub, Justicia brandegeana (or Beloperone guttata), of the acanthus family, native to Mexico, having small white flowers protruding from a series of overlapping reddish bracts and often cultivated as a houseplant.

Nearby words

  1. shrieve,
  2. shrift,
  3. shrike,
  4. shrill,
  5. shrimp,
  6. shrimper,
  7. shrimpfish,
  8. shrine,
  9. shriner,
  10. shrink

Origin of shrimp plant

First recorded in 1940–45

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