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scarlet lobelia

noun

cardinal flower

noun
1.
a North American plant, Lobelia cardinalis, with showy red tubular flowers in an elongated cluster.
Also called scarlet lobelia.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30, Americanism; so called from its color
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British Dictionary definitions for scarlet-lobelia

cardinal flower

noun
1.
a campanulaceous plant, Lobelia cardinalis of E North America, that has brilliant scarlet, pink, or white flowers
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