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

  • noun Any of various South American plants of the genus Nierembergia of the nightshade family, cultivated as annual bedding plants for their showy purple or sometimes white flowers.

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  • noun Mexican evergreen climbing plant having large solitary funnel-shaped fragrant yellow flowers with purple-brown ridges in the throat
  • noun any of various plants of the genus Nierembergia having upturned bell-shaped flowers


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  • Peonies and periwinkle, coneflower and cupflower, lilies and ligularia.



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