pentstemon

pentstemon

[pent-stee-muhn, pent-stuh-]
noun

Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to pent- pent- + Greek stḗmōn warp, thread

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pentstemon or esp (US) penstemon (pɛntˈstiːmən)
 
n
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
 
[C18: New Latin, from penta- + Greek stēmōn thread (here: stamen)]
 
penstemon or esp (US) penstemon
 
n
 
[C18: New Latin, from penta- + Greek stēmōn thread (here: stamen)]

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