HyperDic: flame_nettle

English > 1 sense of the expression flame nettle:
NOUNplantflame nettle, coleusany of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue flowers
English > flame nettle: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue flowers.
Synonymcoleus
Member ofgenus Coleusgenus of Old World tropical plants cultivated for their variegated leaves
Narrowercountry borage, Coleus aromaticus, Coleus amboinicus, Plectranthus amboinicusAn aromatic fleshy herb of India and Ceylon to South Africa
painted nettle, Joseph's coat, Coleus blumei, Solenostemon blumei, Solenostemon scutellarioidesperennial aromatic herb of southeastern Asia having large usually bright-colored or blotched leaves and spikes of blue-violet flowers
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Spanishcoleus, solenostemon
Catalancoleus

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