Definition of clarkia in English:

Share this entry

clarkia

Pronunciation: /ˈklɑːkɪə/

noun

A North American plant with showy white, pink, or purple flowers, cultivated as a border plant in gardens.
  • Genus Clarkia, family Onagraceae.
Example sentences
  • Cool-season annuals such as clarkia, Iceland poppy, lobelia, pansy, and stock can't stand intense summer heat.
  • The poppies and clarkias began to straighten up, and the smaller shrubs saw the sunlight again.
  • Many old favourites are here, including poppies, daisies and clarkias and hollyhocks.

Origin

Modern Latin, named after William Clark (see Clark, William), who discovered it.

Words that rhyme with clarkia

souvlakia

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: clar|kia

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.