Mexican ivy
Cobaea Co*bae"a, Cobaea Co*b[ae]"a(k[-o]*b[=e]"[.a]), prop. n. [Named after D. Cobo, a Spanish botanist.] A genus of climbing plants, native of Mexico and South America. {Cobaea scandens} (called {cup-and-saucer vine}, {monastery bells}, or {Mexican ivy}) is a conservatory climber with large bell-shaped flowers. [1913 Webster]

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  • Mexican ivy. — See cup and saucer vine. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Mexicanivy vine — Mexican ivy vine n. See cup and saucer plant. * * * …   Universalium

  • cup-and-saucerplant — cup and sau·cer plant (kŭpʹən sôʹsər) n. A tendril bearing Mexican vine (Cobaea scandens) cultivated for its showy flowers. Also called Mexican ivy vine. * * * …   Universalium

  • cup-and-saucer vine — /kup euhn saw seuhr/ a woody, Mexican vine, Cobaea scandens, of the phlox family, having bell shaped, violet colored or greenish purple flowers with an inflated, leaflike calyx and long, curved stamens. Also called Mexican ivy. * * * …   Universalium

  • cup-and-saucer vine — noun Etymology: so called from the shape of the flower : cathedral bells * * * /kup euhn saw seuhr/ a woody, Mexican vine, Cobaea scandens, of the phlox family, having bell shaped, violet colored or greenish purple flowers with an inflated,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cobaea — Co*bae a, Cobaea Co*b[ae] a(k[ o]*b[=e] [.a]), prop. n. [Named after D. Cobo, a Spanish botanist.] A genus of climbing plants, native of Mexico and South America. {Cobaea scandens} (called {cup and saucer vine}, {monastery bells}, or {Mexican… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cobaea — Co*bae a, Cobaea Co*b[ae] a(k[ o]*b[=e] [.a]), prop. n. [Named after D. Cobo, a Spanish botanist.] A genus of climbing plants, native of Mexico and South America. {Cobaea scandens} (called {cup and saucer vine}, {monastery bells}, or {Mexican… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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