shrimp plant

a small, sprawling shrub, Justicia brandegeana (or Beloperone guttata ), of the acanthus family, native to Mexico, having small white flowers protruding from a series of overlapping reddish bracts and often cultivated as a houseplant.

1940–45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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