cardinal flower
noun Date: 1698 a North American lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis) that bears a spike of brilliant red flowers

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  • Cardinal flower — Cardinal Car di*nal, n. [F. carinal, It. cardinale, LL. cardinalis (ecclesi[ae] Roman[ae]). See {Cardinal}, a.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) One of the ecclesiastical princes who constitute the pope s council, or the sacred college. [1913 Webster] The clerics… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cardinal flower — ☆ cardinal flower n. 1. the bright red flower of a North American plant (Lobelia cardinalis) of the bellflower family, that grows in damp places or in shallow water 2. this plant …   English World dictionary

  • cardinal flower — a North American plant, Lobelia cardinalis, with showy red tubular flowers in an elongated cluster. Also called scarlet lobelia. [1620 30, Amer.; so called from its color] * * * Any of several closely related species of the genus Lobelia,… …   Universalium

  • cardinal-flower — purpurinė lobelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lobelijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Lobelia cardinalis), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lobelia cardinalis angl. cardinal flower; scarlet… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cardinal-flower — lobelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lobelijinių (Lobeliaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Lobelia). atitikmenys: lot. Lobelia angl. cardinal flower; lobelia vok. Kardinalsblume; Lobelie; Spaltglöckchen rus. лобелия lenk. lobelia; stroiczka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Cardinal flower — Lobelia (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • cardinal flower — noun a tall scarlet flowered lobelia found in North America. [Lobelia cardinalis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • cardinal-flower — n. Scarlet lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cardinal flower — car′dinal flow er n. pln a North American plant, Lobelia cardinalis, of the lobelia family, with showy red tubular flowers in an elongated cluster • Etymology: 1620–30, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cardinal flower — /ˈkadənəl flaʊə/ (say kahduhnuhl flowuh) noun any of several North American species of the genus of plants Lobelia, as L. cardinalis, having red, pink, or white flowers …   Australian English dictionary

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