pelican-flower

pelican-flower

[pel-i-kuhn-flou-er]
noun
a woody vine, Aristolochia grandiflora, of the West Indies, having heart-shaped leaves and purple-spotted, purple-veined flowers from 18 to 24 inches (46 to 61 cm) wide with a long, taillike structure at the tip of the corolla.

Origin:
1895–1900

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