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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large genus of ornamental herbaceous or shrubby plants, natural order Scrophulariaceæ, natives of the western side of America, from the Strait of Magellan to Mexico.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of showy herbaceous or shrubby plants, brought from South America; slipperwort. It has a yellow or purple flower, often spotted or striped, the shape of which suggests its name.

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

  • noun any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria having flowers with large inflated slipper-shaped lower lip

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