from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several flowering plants of the taxonomic section of Clarkia, Clarkia sect. Godetia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An onagraceous genus of plants, of nearly 20 species, natives of western America, sometimes united with Œno-thera.
Zinnias, godetia, calendulas, marigolds, lavender and geraniums brighten the edges of the beds.
I showed off the flower beds as well: sunflowers, morning glories, shasta daisies, and those pink-faced "farewell-to-springs," or godetia.
Syringa and calycanthus ( 'sweet-shrub' -- faintly ill-scented!) were in blossom, and the brilliant pink godetia -- a name which may suggest nothing to the Eastern reader, but which to an old Californian like myself stands for all that is brightest and showiest in parched wayside gardens -- never made a more effective display; and all in all, though I had walked over the longer part of the same road within twenty-four hours, the day was a pure delight.