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marvel of Peru

Syllabification: mar·vel of Pe·ru

Definition of marvel of Peru in English:

noun

Another term for four-o'clock.
Example sentences
  • The four o'clock Flower is also commonly known as the "Marvel of Peru"; Mirabilis jalapa is a tuberous rooted, small herbaceous shrub about 50 cm in height.
  • The marvel of Peru is usually grown as a half-hardy annual in temperate zones, it flowers freely in its first year.
  • For a balanced development, it is best to position the The marvel of Peru in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight.

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