Definition of lobster claw in English:
A tropical American plant with brightly coloured flowers which resemble a lobster’s claw, each being composed of boat-shaped bracts.
- Heliconia bihai, family Heliconiaceae
- For an unusual spring climber that makes a good show, I would suggest Clianthus puniceus, known as the lobster claw and the parrot's beak because of the curious shape of the petals.
- Bursts of colour from tropical flowers broke the sea of green - white orchids, bold red lobster claws and anthuriums - and the sounds of life in the forest, with cackling parrots and chirping cicadas, was almost deafening.
- Commonly known as lobster claws, Heliconia are close relatives of ginger, banana, and the bird-of-paradise plants familiar from florists' shops.
Definition of lobster claw in:
- US English dictionary
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