either of two plants, Phacelia campanularia or P. minor, of southern California, having ovate leaves and bell-shaped blue or purple flowers.
a plant, Campanula prenanthoides, of California and Oregon, having clusters of pale-blue flowers.
See under condor (def 1). either of two large, New World vultures of the family Cathartidae, Gymnogyps californianus (California condor) or Vultur gryphus (Andean condor) the largest flying birds in the Western Hemisphere: the California condor is almost extinct; the Andean condor is greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas. a former coin […]
a cold current originating in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean, flowing SE along the coast of W North America.
a tall fan palm, Washingtonia filifera, of California, having a shaggy skirt of withered leaves near the top of the trunk.
fuchsia (def 2). a plant belonging to the genus Fuchsia, of the evening primrose family, including many varieties cultivated for their handsome drooping flowers. Also called California fuchsia. a nonwoody shrub, Zauschneria californica, having large crimson flowers. a bright, purplish-red color. of the color fuchsia: a fuchsia dress. noun any onagraceous shrub of the mostly […]