cleome

[klee-oh-mee]
noun
any of numerous strong-smelling plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Cleome, of the caper family, mostly natives of tropical regions, and often bearing showy flowers.
Also called spider plant.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), of uncertain origin

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cleome (klɪˈəʊmɪ)
 
n
any herbaceous or shrubby plant of the mostly tropical capparidaceous genus Cleome, esp C. spinosa, cultivated for their clusters of white or purplish flowers with long stamens
 
[C19: New Latin, of obscure origin]

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