Definition of Carrion flower

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Stapelia having succulent leafless toothed stems resembling cacti and large foul-smelling (often star-shaped) flowers.

Exact synonyms: Stapelia, Starfish Flower
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Stapelia
Specialized synonyms: Stapelias Asterias



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carrion Flower

carrier state
carrier strain
carrier test
carrier wave
carrier waves
carriers
carries
carries out
carries the message to Garcia
carrieth
carriole
carrioles
carrion
carrion crow
carrion crows
carrion flower (current term)
carrion fungus
carrions
carritch
carritches
carriwitchet
carriwitchets
carrizo
carroch
carroches
carrollite
carrom
carromed
carroming
carroms

Literary usage of Carrion flower

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1874)
"Now, it is a fact of great significance that this carrion-flower is fertilized by the blow-fly. But what does the blow-fly want of ..."

2. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"It abounds somewhat west and southward. CARRION-FLOWER. ... One whiff of the foul breath of the carrion flower suffices for its identification. ..."

3. S. W. Silver & Co.'s Handbook to South Africa: Including the Cape Colony by S.W. Silver & Co (1880)
"But the smell of the carrion flower is by no means ao offensive as that of some of those allied to the Jackal's kost. These are all parasitical, leafless, ..."

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