Definition of mimulus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪmjʊləs/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A plant of a genus which includes the musk plants and the monkey flower.
  • Genus Mimulus, family Scrophulariaceae.
Example sentences
  • One may see astilbe, columbine, hosta, ferns, begonias and impatiens, along with the less common, yet colorful, annuals foxglove, torenia, Viola cornuta, mimulus and Geranium endressii.
  • Standing next to another pot stuffed with pink and white dahlias, orange mimulus and white lobelia, they should provide colour until the first frosts.
  • Fuchsias are also good as space fillers as are petunias, mimulus and marigolds.


Modern Latin, apparently a diminutive of Latin mimus 'mime', perhaps with reference to its mask-like flowers.

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