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pentstemon

[pent-stee-muh n, pent-stuh-] /pɛntˈsti mən, ˈpɛnt stə-/
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Origin of pentstemon
1750-1760
1750-60; < New Latin, equivalent to pent- pent- + Greek stḗmōn warp, thread
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pentstemon

/pɛntˈstiːmən/
noun
1.
any scrophulariaceous plant of the North American genus Penstemon (or Pentstemon), having white, pink, red, blue, or purple flowers with five stamens, one of which is bearded and sterile
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from penta- + Greek stēmōn thread (here: stamen)
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