follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

snailflower

[sneyl-flou-er] /ˈsneɪlˌflaʊ ər/
noun
1.
a tropical vine, Vigna caracalla, of the legume family, having fragrant, yellowish or purplish flowers, a segment of which is shaped like a snail's shell.
Also called corkscrew flower.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; snail + flower
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for snailflower

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for snail

5
7
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for snail flower