Turtlehead
Turtlehead Tur"tle*head`, n. (Bot.) An American perennial herb ({Chelone glabra}) having white flowers shaped like the head of a turtle. Called also {snakehead}, {shell flower}, and {balmony}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • turtlehead — ☆ turtlehead [tʉrt′ l hed΄] n. any of a genus (Chelone) of perennial North American plants of the figwort family, with showy, tubular, white or pink flowers …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • turtlehead — Groggy feeling, usually accompanied by a headache or irritability. Caused by sleeping too many hours in a row or by taking an unnecessary nap in the middle of the day. I slept 16 hours and woke up with turtlehead …   Dictionary of american slang

  • turtlehead — Groggy feeling, usually accompanied by a headache or irritability. Caused by sleeping too many hours in a row or by taking an unnecessary nap in the middle of the day. I slept 16 hours and woke up with turtlehead …   Dictionary of american slang

  • turtlehead — plikoji vėžlūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Chelone glabra), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chelone glabra angl. balmony; snakehead; turtlehead šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • turtlehead — noun Date: 1857 any of a genus (Chelone) of perennial North American herbs of the snapdragon family with spikes of showy white or purple flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • turtlehead — /terr tl hed /, n. any of several North American plants belonging to the genus Chelone, of the figwort family, having opposite, serrated leaves and spikes of purple or white, two lipped flowers. [1855 60, Amer.; TURTLE1 + HEAD, so called from the …   Universalium

  • turtlehead — n. (Botany) snakehead, North American perennial plant bearing white flowers shaped like the head of a turtle and found near running waters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • turtlehead — tur•tle•head [[t]ˈtɜr tlˌhɛd[/t]] n. pln any North American plant of the genus Chelone, of the figwort family, having spikes of white or purple two lipped flowers • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • turtlehead — noun showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple • Syn: ↑shellflower, ↑shell flower, ↑snakehead, ↑snake head,… …   Useful english dictionary

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