wandflower


wandflower
noun
1. tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
Syn: ↑galax, ↑galaxy, ↑beetleweed, ↑coltsfoot, ↑Galax urceolata
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Galax
2. a showy often-cultivated plant with tawny yellow often purple-spotted flowers
Syn: ↑Sparaxis tricolor
Hypernyms: ↑flower
Member Holonyms: ↑Sparaxis, ↑genus Sparaxis

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: wand + flower
1. : a plant or flower of the genus Sparaxis; especially : a showy often cultivated plant (S. tricolor) with tawny yellow often purple-spotted flowers
2. : galax 2

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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