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Definition of shrimp plant in English:

noun

An evergreen Mexican shrub with clusters of small flowers in pinkish-brown bracts that are said to resemble shrimps, widely grown as a houseplant.
  • Justicia brandegeana, family Acanthaceae
Example sentences
  • We've been told that a yellow-flowering plant we have is a lollipop bush, but it was labeled shrimp plant when we bought it.
  • By now you've begun to appreciate why this is called a ‘flower forest’: flowers are everywhere, from shrimp plants and begonias to orchids and red gingers.’
  • The base of the trees are planted with clivias, cannas, wild rhubarb, agapanthus, shrimp plants.

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