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monkey flower

any of various plants belonging to the genus Mimulus, of the figwort family, as M. cardinalis (scarlet monkey flower) having spotted flowers that resemble a face.
Origin of monkey flower
1780-90 Unabridged
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  • Gardens of monkey flower and cave primrose take tenuous hold in aired-out alcoves wet from seeps.
  • Nature enthusiasts will enjoy wildflowers such as yellow bush lupine, paintbrush and sticky monkey flower.
British Dictionary definitions for monkey flower

monkey flower

any of various scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Mimulus, cultivated for their yellow or red flowers See also musk (sense 3)
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