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  • 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.


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From New Latin Godetia ("former genus name (basionym used for section)")


  • Zinnias, godetia, calendulas, marigolds, lavender and geraniums brighten the edges of the beds.

    Valerie Easton: Vegetable Garden Phenomena

  • I showed off the flower beds as well: sunflowers, morning glories, shasta daisies, and those pink-faced "farewell-to-springs," or godetia.

    vivace - French Word-A-Day

  • 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.

    On Foot in the Yosemite


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