• WordNet 3.6
    • n salpiglossis any plant of the genus Salpiglossis
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n salpiglossis A genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Solanaceæ, type of the tribe Salpiglossidæ, and characterized by four perfect didynamous stamens, two-cleft capsule-valves, and an obliquely funnel-shaped corolla slightly two-lipped and with ample throat, the lobes both plicate and imbricated. It includes 2 or 3 closely allied and variable species, natives of Chili. They are viscid and hairy herbs, annual or perennial, bearing leaves which are entire, or toothed or pinnately cleft, and a few long-pedicelled showy flowers, with the aspect of petunias. S. sinuata is a beautiful half-hardy garden annual with many hybrids, the corolla feathered and veined with dark lines on a ground-color varying from pure white to deep crimson, yellow, orange, or purple.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Salpiglossis sal-pi-glos′is a genus of gamopetalous plants, native to Chili, with showy flowers resembling petunias
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. salpingx, a trumpet, glōssa, tongue.


In literature:

They stopped before some veined salpiglossis flowers.
"Women in Love" by D. H. Lawrence
There's a blue variety of that, and one of salpiglossis, which is an exquisite flower in spite of its name.
"Ethel Morton's Enterprise" by Mabell S.C. Smith
Salpiglossis make charming pot plants for the greenhouse and conservatory.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons