Definition of schizanthus in English:

schizanthus

Line breaks: schiz|an¦thus
Pronunciation: /skɪtˈsanθəs
 
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noun

  • A South American plant of the nightshade family, with irregularly lobed showy flowers marked with one or more contrasting colours. Also called poor man's orchid.
    • Genus Schizanthus, family Solanaceae
    More example sentences
    • Their cheerful blossoms peeking just above their oval textured leaves will be another attractive contrast to the agapanthus and the schizanthus.
    • In zones 15-17, you can also plant calceolaria, cineraria, nemesia, and schizanthus.
    • Annuals like godetia, nemesia, and schizanthus bloom in spring.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek skhizein 'to split' + anthos 'flower'.

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