Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Labiatæ, tribe Ocimoideæ, and subtribe Euocimeæ, characterized by the longer and concave anterior corolla-lobe, four perfect stamens, calyx with five equal or unequal teeth, the posterior tooth sometimes larger, and this or the corolla often prolonged, below into a spur or sac.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of various ornamental plants of the genus Plectranthus

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He said one of the plants collected was a species of plectranthus, which is a succulent member of the lavender, basil and sage family.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It will most certainly wipe out the only known population of this new plectranthus plant.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Other species of plectranthus are popular garden plants.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mahonias fit in well with a shady foliage section, with ferns, hellebores, impatiens and, for mild climates, plectranthus species.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Mahonias fit in well with a shady foliage section, with ferns, hellebores, impatiens and, for mild climates, plectranthus species.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Mahonias fit in well with a shady foliage section, with ferns, hellebores, impatiens and, for mild climates, plectranthus species.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Mahonias fit in well with a shady foliage section, with ferns, hellebores, impatiens and, for mild climates, plectranthus species.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Annuals and edibles: 'Bonfire' and another random large leaf begonia, silver plectranthus, coleus caninus, 'Black & Blue' salvia, abutilon megapotanicum, random peppers, 'Ichiban' eggplant, lemon verbena, bulb fennel

    A Study in Contrasts

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.