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coleus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coleus  \Co"le*us\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  a  sheath;  --  referring  to 
  the  manner  in  which  the  stamens  are  united.]  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  of  several  species  of  the  Mint  family,  cultivated  for 
  its  bright-colored  or  variegated  leaves. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coleus 
  n  :  any  of  various  Old  World  tropical  plants  of  the  genus  Coleus 
  having  multicolored  decorative  leaves  and  spikes  of  blue 
  flowers  [syn:  {flame  nettle}] 




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