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torenia

[tuh-ree-nee-uh, -reen-yuh] /təˈri ni ə, -ˈrin yə/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Torenia, of the figwort family, native to Africa and Asia, having two-lipped, usually blue or purple flowers.
Also called wishbone flower.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), after Olof Torén (1718-53), chaplain to the Swedish East India Company; see -ia
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