proboscis flower

noun
annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Proboscidea, ↑genus Proboscidea

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noun

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