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turtlehead Syllabification: tur·tle·head
Pronunciation: /ˈtərdlˌhed/

Definition of turtlehead in English:


A North American plant of the figwort family that produces spikes of pink or white flowers that are said to resemble the head of a turtle.
  • Genus Chelone, family Scrophulariaceae
Example sentences
  • Others are swamp blue aster, a pink turtlehead, speckled joe-pye weed, great lobelia, Pennsylvania buttercup, and several kinds of sedges.
  • Other plants were crested fern, white turtlehead, clearweed, several species of smartweeds.
  • Plants at Holliday Park that are usually confined to fens are swamp blue aster, speckled joe-pye weed, and a rather rare species of pink turtlehead.
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