butterfly flower

butterfly flower

noun
1.
Also called Jerusalem date. a shrub or small tree, Bauhinia monandra, of French Guiana, having clusters of pink, purple-streaked flowers.

Origin:
1880–85

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butterfly flower

noun
1. any plant of the genus Schizanthus having finely divided leaves and showy variegated flowers 
2. shrub or small tree of Dutch Guiana having clusters of pink flowers streaked with purple 
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