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schizanthus

[ski-zan-thuh s] /skɪˈzæn θəs/
noun
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any of several plants of the genus Schizanthus, native to Chile, having numerous variously colored flowers resembling small orchids.
Also called butterfly flower.
Origin of schizanthus
< New Latin (1794) < Greek schiz- schiz- + ánthos flower; cf. antho-
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schizanthus

/skɪtˈsænθəs/
noun
1.
any plant of the Chilean annual genus Schizanthus, some species of which are grown as pot or garden plants for their showy red, white, or yellow orchid-like flowers: family Solanaceae Sometimes called poor man's orchid
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek schizein to cut + anthos flower (from the deeply divided corolla)
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