Definition of Shellflower

1. Noun. Showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple.




2. Noun. Cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shellflower

shellcode
shellcodes
shellcracker
shellcrackers
shelled
sheller
shellers
shellfire
shellfires
shellfish
shellfisheries
shellfisherman
shellfishermen
shellfishery
shellfishes
shellflower (current term)
shellful
shellfuls
shellier
shelliest
shelliness
shelling
shellings
shellless
shelllike
shellpad
shellproof
shells
shellshock
shellshocked

Literary usage of Shellflower

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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"Balmony; turtle-head; shellflower; snakehead; salt-rheum weed. Native, perennial, herbaceous plant, 2 to 'Л feet high; in swamps and along Chenopodium; ..."

2. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"Snake-head; Turtle-head; Balmony; shellflower; Cod-head Chelone glabra Flowers—White tinged with pink, or all white, about 1 in. long, growing in a dense, ..."

3. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"... shellflower; snakehead; salt-rheum weed. Native, perennial, herbaceous plant, 2 to 3 feet high; in swamps und along ..."

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