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- n. Chelone, a genus of four species of perennial herbaceous plants that are native to eastern North America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of hardy perennial flowering plants, of the order Scrophulariaceæ, natives of North America; -- called also snakehead, turtlehead, shellflower, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of turtles; the green turtles, such as (Chelone midas, and the hawk′ s-bill or tortoise-shell turtle, Chelone imbricata. Also written Chelonia. See cut under Chelonidœ.
- n. In botany, a small genus of scrophulariaceous perennial plants, in which the corolla is inflated, arched, and nearly closed, so as to resemble the head of a tortoise, whence the name: related to Pentstemon.
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- n. herbaceous perennials: shellflower
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