cuphea

[kyoo-fee-uh]
noun
any of various New World plants belonging to the genus Cuphea, of the loosestrife family, having tubular, usually reddish or purple flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1756), irregular < Greek kŷph(os) hump (from the protuberance at the base of the calyx tube) + Neo-Latin -ea -ea

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