Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various tropical American herbs of the genus Browallia in the nightshade family, cultivated for its blue, violet, or white flowers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of South American herbaceous plants, natural order Scrophulariaceæ, some species of which are cultivated for ornament.

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of the flowering plants of the genus Browallia

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

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

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Browallia, genus name, after Bishop John Browall, (1707–1755), Swedish botanist.]

Examples

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

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