M Jalapa

M Jalapa
Four-o'clock Four"-o'clock`, n. 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Mirabilis}. There are about half a dozen species, natives of the warmer parts of America. The common four-o'clock is {M. Jalapa}. Its flowers are white, yellow, and red, and open toward sunset, or earlier in cloudy weather; hence the name. It is also called {marvel of Peru}, and {afternoon lady}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The friar bird; -- so called from its cry, which resembles these words. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Jalapa Department — Jalapa is a department of Guatemala, in the south east of the republic. The capital is the city of Jalapa.In 2000 the department of Jalapa had an estimated population of 390,500. The majority is ladino, of predominantly European descent, with… …   Wikipedia

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  • Jalapa (Tabasco) — Jalapa es un municipio del estado mexicano de Tabasco, localizado en la región del río Grijalva y en la subregión de la Sierra. Su nombre proviene del vocablo náhuatl Xal apan, que significa Rivera de arena . Su cabecera municipal es la ciudad de …   Enciclopedia Universal

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