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lobelia

[loh-beel-yuh] /loʊˈbil yə/
noun
1.
any herbaceous or woody plant of the genus Lobelia, having long clusters of blue, red, yellow, or white flowers.
Compare lobelia family.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Neo-Latin; named after Matthias de Lobel (1538-1616), Flemish botanist, physician to James I of England; see -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for lobelia

lobelia

/ləʊˈbiːlɪə/
noun
1.
any plant of the campanulaceous genus Lobelia, having red, blue, white, or yellow five-lobed flowers with the three lower lobes forming a lip
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, named after Matthias de Lobel (1538–1616), Flemish botanist
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