Definition of Chelone

1. Noun. Herbaceous perennials: shellflower.




Definition of Chelone

1. n. A genus of hardy perennial flowering plants, of the order Scrophulariaceæ, natives of North America; -- called also snakehead, turtlehead, shellflower, etc.

Definition of Chelone

1. Noun. (botany) A genus of four species of perennial herbaceous plants that are native to eastern North America. ¹

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Definition of Chelone

1. a type of plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chelone

chelicerate
chelicerates
chelicerous
chelidamic
chelidamic acid
chelidon
chelidonius
cheliferous
cheliform
cheliped
chelipeds
chelkarite
cheloid
cheloid scar
cheloids
chelone (current term)
chelones
chelonian
chelonian reptile
chelonians
chelotropic
chelp
chelping
chelsea boy
chelsea boys
chelyabinskite
chem-
chem.
chem lab
chemesthesis

Literary usage of Chelone

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1842)
"The small specimen of which the plastron is figured by Parkinson and by Cuvier, belongs to the present species of chelone ; it is now preserved in the rich ..."

2. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1817)
"This undescribed species of chelone was introduced by the late Mr. LYONS, ... It differs from chelone obliqua in its greater size, longer horizontal ..."

3. The Botanist's Repository, for New, and Rare Plants.: Containing Coloured ...by Henry Charles Andrews by Henry Charles Andrews (1797)
"... chelone. CLASS XIV. ORDER II. ... of chelone is of the fame date in our gardens as the chelone ..."

4. Monograph on the Fossil Reptilia of the Wealden and Purbeck Formations by Richard Owen (1853)
"I. This specimen is now preserved in the Museum of the Philosophical and Natural History Society of Dorchester. chelone COSTATA. Owen. Tab. VIII. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1900)
"chelone has been used by old-school practitioners and eclectics as a ... chelone acts in a line between the hilus of the liver and the fundus of the uterus. ..."

6. The Flower Garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers; in which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1856)
"chelone. chelone barbata.— Scarlet chelone.—A half hardy perennial, from Mexico, three feet high, from July to September, with orange scarlet flowers. ..."

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