from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants, belonging to the natural order Sterculiaceæ, tribe Hermannieæ, distinguished mainly by its 5-cleft calyx, 5 petals with hollowed claws, 5 stamens with filaments oblong or dilated above, many-ovuled ovary, and 5-valved capsule with reniform seeds.

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  • n. genus of African herbs and subshrubs having honey-scented bell-shaped flowers


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