Definitions

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  • n. A Mexican hand tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactyllon).
  • n. A wallflower (Erysimum cheiri / Cheiranthus cheiri).
  • n. An item of jewellery consisting of a bracelet linked to a ring by chains, lace or other elements which cross the back of the hand.

Etymologies

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hand +‎ flower. Chiranthodendron pentadactyllon is so called because its flowers resemble five-fingered human hands.

Examples

  • Nasturtiums (reseeded from those Amy gave me last year), Violas (Helen Mount, Psychedelic Spring, Pandora's Box, a purple / orange one that just tickles me no end, some Sorbet series and one Blue Velour), Morpho Blue Pansies, Dianthus, Indian Paintbrush, purple Scaevola (fan flower / handflower)

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