Definition of Turtlehead

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.

Definition of Turtlehead

1. n. An American perennial herb (Chelone glabra) having white flowers shaped like the head of a turtle. Called also snakehead, shell flower, and balmony.

Definition of Turtlehead

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Medical Definition of Turtlehead

1. An American perennial herb (Chelone glabra) having white flowers shaped like the head of a turtle. Synonym: snakehead, shell flower, and balmony. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Turtlehead

turtle doves
turtle excluder device
turtle excluder devices
turtle graphics
turtle hull
turtle hulls
turtle neck
turtle necks
turtle peg
turtle soup
turtlehead (current term)
turtleneck collar

Literary usage of Turtlehead

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Studies of Plant Life in Canada: Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs, and Grasses by Catherine Parr Strickland Traill (1906)
"There are many very ornamental flowers belonging to the same natural order as the turtlehead, among which are the Beard-tongue ..."

2. New Jersey, a Guide to Its Present and Past (2007)
"... the fringed bleedingheart ; the pink turtlehead ; the brilliant blue closed gentian of the pine barrens ; the blue cornflower of the northern fields; ..."

3. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1879)
"195) and turtlehead as a sort of (¡lament, without any anther ; — a thing of no use whatever to the plant, ..."

4. Botany for Young People and Common Schools: How Plants Grow, a Simple by Asa Gray (1859)
"Stamens 4 with woolly anthers j and a sterile filament besides, (Chelone) turtlehead. Corolla open at the irregular or 2-lipped mouth. ..."

5. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Chelone glabra L. turtlehead Herbaceous perennial Stream banks, wet woods and swamps. Map includes vars. elatior and linifolia which have been collected in ..."

6. Nature Study and Life by Clifton Fremont Hodge (1902)
"Meadows and hillsides Violets, pansy 3 June, Aug., Sept. Meadows and hillsides turtlehead (while young), Aster (when older) Aster (only ..."

7. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1916)
"... although most of these, with the exception of witch hazel, gentians, asters, goldenrods, and turtlehead had already passed the flowering stage. ..."

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