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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of herbs or undershrubs, of the order Amarantaceæ, including about 80 species, especially abundant in the warmer parts of America, but found also in southern Asia and Australia. The small flowers are crowded with their firm scarious-colored bracts into usually globose heads, which retain their form and color after drying. The globe-amaranth or bachelor's-buttons, G. globosa, a native of India, with round heads of a white, rose, or crimson color, is common in gardens.
- n. Any plant of the genus Gomphrena, the globe amaranths.
- n. genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs having flowers in close heads; tropical America and Australia
- From the genus name, from the Ancient Greek γόμφος (gompros, "peg") (Wiktionary)
“These three half whiskey barrels that rest along the gravel driveway into this nursery are full to capacity with coleus, gomphrena and purple heart.”
“I want some of that strawberry gomphrena as I love every gomphrena out there.”
“That part of the plain which is north of the city, is called Plaga Chica, or the Little Plain, and extends eastwards as far as Punta Delgada, where a narrow valley, covered with yellow gomphrena, still marks the point of the ancient outlet of the waters.”
“This shrub, together with the sesuvium, the yellow gomphrena, and the cactus, cover soil impregnated with muriate of soda; they belong to that small number of plants which live in society like the heath of Europe, and which in the torrid zone are found only on the seashore, and on the elevated plains of the Andes.”
“When the heat settles in like it has in the southeast there is one plant that comes to mind for beauty coupled with perseverance and that is the gomphrena.”
“I deskjet mobile printer iritic vengefully when i was radial to jeweller bluster in my homobasidiomycetes with an unsuited amenability at one of his gomphrena homburg.”
“We grew gomphrena too, but found them readily available at the nurseries so won’t bother with starting them from seed this year.”
“When we moved to The Woodlands, my neighbor kept talking about her bachelor’s buttons, I thought she meant Centaurea, she was talking about gomphrena!”
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