shellflower
Chelone Che*lo"ne, n. [Gr. chelw`nh a tortoise. So named from shape of the upper lip of the corolla.] (Bot.) A genus of hardy perennial flowering plants, of the order {Scrophulariace[ae]}, natives of North America; -- called also {snakehead}, {turtlehead}, {shellflower}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shellflower — may refer to:*Any of several plants in the Alpinia genus; e.g. Alpinia nutans , and Alpinia zerumbet *Any of several plants in the Chelone genus, e.g. Chelone glabra *Any of several plants in the Moluccella genus, specially Moluccella laevis *Any …   Wikipedia

  • shellflower — /shel flow euhr/. n. 1. an eastern Asian plant, Alpinia zerumbet, of the ginger family, having pendulous clusters of fragrant white flowers with variegated markings. 2. See bells of Ireland. 3. any of several other plants with flowers or parts… …   Universalium

  • Shellflower — Alpinia (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • shellflower — noun 1. cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes • Syn: ↑shall flower, ↑shell ginger, ↑Alpinia Zerumbet, ↑Alpinia speciosa, ↑Languas… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chelone — noun herbaceous perennials: shellflower • Syn: ↑genus Chelone • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Scrophulariaceae, ↑family Scrophulariaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Chelone — noun herbaceous perennials: shellflower • Syn: ↑Chelone • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Scrophulariaceae, ↑family Scrophulariaceae, ↑figwor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chelone — Che*lo ne, n. [Gr. chelw nh a tortoise. So named from shape of the upper lip of the corolla.] (Bot.) A genus of hardy perennial flowering plants, of the order {Scrophulariace[ae]}, natives of North America; called also {snakehead}, {turtlehead},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snakehead — Chelone Che*lo ne, n. [Gr. chelw nh a tortoise. So named from shape of the upper lip of the corolla.] (Bot.) A genus of hardy perennial flowering plants, of the order {Scrophulariace[ae]}, natives of North America; called also {snakehead},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turtlehead — Chelone Che*lo ne, n. [Gr. chelw nh a tortoise. So named from shape of the upper lip of the corolla.] (Bot.) A genus of hardy perennial flowering plants, of the order {Scrophulariace[ae]}, natives of North America; called also {snakehead},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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