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unicorn plant

noun
1.
a North American plant, Proboscidea (Martynia) louisianica, having creamy-white to red flowers blotched with purple, and a woody capsule with a long, curved beak.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
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unicorn plant

any North American herb of the family Martyniaceae of the flowering plant order Lamiales, and particularly Proboseidea louisianica. There are nine species of unicorn plants, most having large purple or creamy white flowers

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