marvel-of-Peru
marvel of Peru marvel of Peru, marvel-of-Peru marvel-of-Peru n. (Bot.) A common garden plant ({Mirabilis jalapa} or {Mirabilis uniflora}) of North America having fragrant red or purple or yellow or white flowers that open in late afternoon; called also {four-o'clock}. See {four-o'clock}.

Syn: common four-o'clock, marvel of Peru, {Mirabilis jalapa}, {Mirabilis uniflora}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • marvel of Peru — marvel of Peru, marvel of Peru marvel of Peru n. (Bot.) A common garden plant ({Mirabilis jalapa} or {Mirabilis uniflora}) of North America having fragrant red or purple or yellow or white flowers that open in late afternoon; called also {four o… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marvel of Peru — /pə rooˈ/ noun A showy garden flower (Mirabilis jalapa, family Nyctaginaceae) from tropical America, open and scented in the evening • • • Main Entry: ↑marvel marvel of Peru see under ↑marvel • • • Main Entry: ↑Peruvian …   Useful english dictionary

  • marvel-of-peru — marvel of peru; marvel of Peru; …   English syllables

  • marvel-of-Peru — [mär′vəl əv pə ro͞o′] n. FOUR O CLOCK …   English World dictionary

  • marvel of Peru — vakarinė dyvinutė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dyvinutinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Mirabilis jalapa), kilęs iš Meksikos. atitikmenys: lot. Mirabilis jalapa angl. beauty of the night; common four o’clock; false jalap;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • marvel-of-Peru — vakarinė dyvinutė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dyvinutinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Mirabilis jalapa), kilęs iš Meksikos. atitikmenys: lot. Mirabilis jalapa angl. beauty of the night; common four o’clock; false jalap;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • marvel of Peru — Four o clock Four o clock , n. 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Mirabilis}. There are about half a dozen species, natives of the warmer parts of America. The common four o clock is {M. Jalapa}. Its flowers are white, yellow, and red, and open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marvel-of-Peru — noun common garden plant of North America having fragrant red or purple or yellow or white flowers that open in late afternoon • Syn: ↑common four o clock, ↑Mirabilis jalapa, ↑Mirabilis uniflora • Hypernyms: ↑four o clock * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • marvel-of-Peru — /mahr veuhl euhv peuh rooh /, n. the four o clock, Mirabilis jalapa. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • marvel of Peru — noun a tropical American herbaceous plant with fragrant trumpet shaped flowers which open late in the afternoon. [Mirabilis jalapa.] …   English new terms dictionary

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