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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Mirabilis, M. Jalapa, native in tropical America, and common in flower-gardens; the four-o'clock.

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  • n. common garden plant of North America having fragrant red or purple or yellow or white flowers that open in late afternoon


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