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  • n. Any of several plants, of the genus Salpiglossis, that have variegated, funnel-shaped blossoms in a variety of colors

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Solanace√¶, type of the tribe Salpiglossid√¶, and characterized by four perfect didynamous stamens, two-cleft capsule-valves, and an obliquely funnel-shaped corolla slightly two-lipped and with ample throat, the lobes both plicate and imbricated.

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

  • n. any plant of the genus Salpiglossis


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  • There's a blue variety of that, and one of salpiglossis, which is an exquisite flower in spite of its name. "

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  • They stopped before some veined salpiglossis flowers.

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  • The four girls continued to arrange the flowers: Elizabeth, inquiring after many of the plants at Merton Hall; Anne, telling how the myrtle was prospering, how well the geraniums had flowered, describing a new fuchsia, and triumphing in the prize which the salpiglossis had gained from the Horticultural Society; Helen, comparing the flora of


  • Hailing originally from Argentina but now commonly available in the trade as hybrids of S. sinuata, salpiglossis is a 2-foot-high, multi-branching annual or perennial with wavy-margined leaves reaching 4 inches in length.

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  • Species salpiglossis will be hardier, bushier and more likely to come back for a second or third year, as well as being more disease resistant.

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  • Gardens, at Kew, has for years saved seed of its rich blue salpiglossis, and this is offered as 'Kew Blue' by Mr Fothergill.

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  • One annual that does well from an April sowing is salpiglossis.

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  • The salpiglossis (Greek for "trumpet" and "tongue") flowers, especially purple ones with orange centers, were her favorites, Lape said.

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