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

  • adj. Of or relating to a gamopetalous corolla having a slender tube and an abruptly expanded limb, as in phlox.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as salver-shaped.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or concerning a gamopetalous that has a slender tube and an abruptly expanded tip

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  • The flowers, produced through most of the year, are salverform like those of Phlox, simple, 2.5-7 cm broad, with five petals joined together at the base to form a tube.

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