from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Labiatæ, the mint family, belonging to the tribe Stackydeæ and subtribe Lamieæ, and characterized by the villous and concave upper lip, the plicate calyx, and the densely flowered whorls in the axils.

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  • noun any of various plants of the genus Phlomis; grown primarily for their dense whorls of lipped flowers and attractive foliage


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