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.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Stapelia
Specialized synonyms: Stapelias Asterias
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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, ..."