Moses-in-the-cradle

Moses-in-the-cradle

[moh-ziz-in-thuh-krey-duhl, moh-zis]
noun
a plant, Rhoeo spathacea, native to the West Indies and Central America, having leaves with purple undersides and white flowers enclosed in a boat-shaped envelope formed by two bracts.
Also called Moses-on-a-raft [moh-ziz-on-uh-raft, -rahft, -awn-, moh-zis-] , boat lily, oyster plant.
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