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]


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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 — 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

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