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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the former genus Lasiandra of the Melastomaceæ, now included in Tibouchina. The species are elegant hothouse shrubs from Brazil, bearing large purple flowers.
  • n. A plant of the genus Cleome, especially C. spinosa (C. pungens), a native of tropical America, escaped from gardens in the southern United States.

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