a tropical vine, Ipomoea setosa, having purplish, stiff hairs on the stem and rose-purple flowers.
a small Brazilian evergreen tree or shrub, Schinus terebinthifolius, of the cashew family, having inconspicuous white flowers and bright red fruit: the berries are used for Christmas decorations.
a light yellowish-green tourmaline used as a gem: not a true peridot.
a tropical American plant, Justicia carnea, of the acanthus family, having hairy, prominently veined leaves and a short, dense cluster of purple or pink flowers, grown in greenhouses or outdoors in warm regions.
See under rhatany (def 1). either of two South American shrubs belonging to the genus Krameria, of the legume family, K. tiandra (knotty rhatany or Peruvian rhatany) or K. argentea (Brazilian rhatany or Pará rhatany) the root of either of these plants, used as an astringent and tonic in medicine and also to color port […]