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green gentian

noun
1.
a plant, Frasera speciosa, of the gentian family, native to the northwestern U.S., having open clusters of purple-spotted, greenish-white flowers that blend in with its leaves.
Also, deer's-tongue.
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  • The flowers of the green gentian are pale greenish-white with dark bluish spots on the tips of the petals.

    Flowers of Mountain and Plain Edith S. Clements

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