unicorn plant
noun Date: 1847 devil's claw

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • unicorn plant — a North American plant, Proboscidea (Martynia) louisianica, having creamy white to red flowers blotched with purple, and a woody capsule with a long, curved beak. [1790 1800] * * *       any North American herb of the family Martyniaceae of the… …   Universalium

  • unicorn plant — noun : a No. American annual herb (Martynia louisianica) having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple or yellow within and a capsule with a long curving beak * * * a North American plant, Proboscidea (Martynia) louisianica,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • unicorn-plant family — noun : martyniaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • false unicorn plant — noun see false unicorn root …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet unicorn plant — noun a herbaceous plant of the genus Proboscidea • Syn: ↑Proboscidea fragrans, ↑Martynia fragrans • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Proboscidea, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • common unicorn plant — noun annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak • Syn: ↑devil s claw, ↑common devil s claw, ↑elephant tusk, ↑proboscis flower, ↑ram s horn, ↑Proboscidea… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unicorn Jelly — Infobox webcomic| title = Unicorn Jelly caption = Unicorn Jelly volume 1 , color edition, featuring Uni author = Jennifer Diane Reitz url = http://www.unicornjelly.com/ status = Completed began = September 5th, 2000 ended = April 14th, 2003 genre …   Wikipedia

  • unicorn beetle — ▪ insect       (Dynastes tityus), a large, easily recognized insect of the Dynastinae subfamily of the beetle family Scarabaeidae (order Coleoptera). The unicorn beetle is closely related to the rhinoceros and elephant beetles. Hornlike… …   Universalium

  • unicorn root — noun any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic • Syn: ↑colicroot, ↑colic root, ↑crow corn, ↑star grass • Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Proboscidea (plant) — Proboscidea Botanical drawing of Proboscidea louisianica Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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