from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall eastern Mediterranean plant (Molucella laevis) having flowers with a tiny corolla and a large, green, bell-shaped calyx that enlarges considerably in the fruit.
- n. A tall tropical Asian plant (Alpinia zerumbet) having fragrant, showy, funnel-shaped, variously colored flowers.
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- n. cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes
- n. showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple
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