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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Acalypha, especially A. wilkesiana, an ornamental shrub of the Pacific Islands widely grown for its decorative, colorful, variously patterned leaves.

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  • n. A shrub with shiny bronze-green leaves and small green flowers.

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