shoo fly

noun
coarse South American herb grown for its blue-and-white flowers followed by a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Nicandra, ↑genus Nicandra

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