Definitions

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

  • n. Any of various tropical American herbs of the genus Browallia, having blue, violet, or white flowers with united petals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the flowering plants of the genus Browallia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any of several herbs of the genus Browallia cultivated for their blue or violet or white flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of South American herbaceous plants, natural order Scrophulariace├Ž, some species of which are cultivated for ornament.

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

  • n. any of several herbs of the genus Browallia cultivated for their blue or violet or white flowers

Etymologies

New Latin Browallia, genus name, after Bishop John Browall (1707-1755), Swedish botanist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Look for white-flowered selections of perennials, such as astilbe, and annuals, such as impatiens, browallia, torenia and begonias.

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