[ tuh-ree-nee-uh, -reen-yuh ]
/ təˈri ni ə, -ˈrin yə /
any of several plants belonging to the genus Torenia, of the figwort family, native to Africa and Asia, having two-lipped, usually blue or purple flowers.
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Also called wishbone flower.
Origin of torenia
<New Latin (Linnaeus), after Olof Torén (1718–53), chaplain to the Swedish East India Company; see -ia
Words nearby torenia
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