beefsteak plant

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beefsteak plant
 
n
shiso, Also called: Japanese basil an Asian plant, Perilla frutescens crispa, with aromatic red or green leaves which are used in cooking: family Lamiaceae

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beefsteak plant

noun
1. plant grown for its ornamental red or purple foliage 
2. South American plant having green to purple or red branches with green to purple ornamental foliage and spikes of insignificant woolly flowers with dry membranous bracts 
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