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[pen-stee-muh n, pen-stuh-muh n] /pɛnˈsti mən, ˈpɛn stə mən/

any of numerous chiefly North American plants belonging to the genus Penstemon, of the figwort family, some species of which are cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
a variant (esp US) of pentstemon


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