Definition of Turk's cap in English:

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Turk's cap


Any of a number of plants which have parts that are said to resemble a turban or similar headdress, in particular:
  • (also Turk’s cap lily) The martagon lily. (also Turk’s cap cactus) A barrel-shaped Caribbean cactus (Melocactus communis, family Cactaceae)..
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  • Whereas some Turk's caps have large oval leaves, others have lobed leaves or leaves that are nearly round.
  • I'll send you a box of Turk's caps and the lantana.
  • There are over 1,800 types of wild flowers, including the Apennine edelweiss, Alpine anemone, Turk's caps and numerous orchids.

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