from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A widely cultivated ornamental plant (Gomphrena globosa) native to the Old World tropics, having colorful scalelike perianths and numerous flowers grouped in heads.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a plant of the genus Gomphrena (G. globosa), bearing round heads of variously colored flowers, which long retain color when gathered.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color
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