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scarlet monkey flower

noun
1.
See under monkey flower.

monkey flower

noun
1.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Mimulus, of the figwort family, as M. cardinalis (scarlet monkey flower) having spotted flowers that resemble a face.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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British Dictionary definitions for scarlet monkey flower

monkey flower

noun
1.
any of various scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Mimulus, cultivated for their yellow or red flowers See also musk (sense 3)
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monkey flower

any of the herbaceous or, rarely, shrubby plants of the genus Mimulus (family Phrymaceae, order Lamiales). The approximately 100 species are distributed worldwide but are particularly common in western North America.

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