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penstemon

[pen-stee-muh n, pen-stuh-muh n] /pɛnˈsti mən, ˈpɛn stə mən/
noun
1.
any of numerous chiefly North American plants belonging to the genus Penstemon, of the figwort family, some species of which are cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
Also, pentstemon.
Origin of penstemon
1750-1760
1750-60; variant of pentstemon (> New Latin Penstemon genus name)
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penstemon

/pɛnˈstiːmən/
noun
1.
a variant (esp US) of pentstemon
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