- 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.
Origin of torenia
< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Olof Torén (1718–53), chaplain to the Swedish East India Company; see -ia
Also called wishbone flower.
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