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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various New World plants of the genus Orthocarpus, having spikes of variously colored tubular flowers enclosed in prominent, often pigmented bracts.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From the resemblance of the flowers of some species to owls' faces.

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