beefsteak plant

noun
1. plant grown for its ornamental red or purple foliage
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Perilla, ↑genus Perilla
2. South American plant having green to purple or red branches with green to purple ornamental foliage and spikes of insignificant woolly flowers with dry membranous bracts
Hypernyms: ↑bloodleaf

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noun
: any of several plants having red or purple foliage: as
a. : an ornamental foliage plant (Perilla frutescens crispa)
b. : a wood betony (Pedicularis canadensis)
c. : a plant of the genus Begonia; especially : beefsteak begonia

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • beefsteak begonia — an ornamental plant, Begonia erythrophylla, having light pink flowers and nearly round, thick, fleshy leaves that are red on the underside. * * * …   Universalium

  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • beef plant — noun South American plant having green to purple or red branches with green to purple ornamental foliage and spikes of insignificant woolly flowers with dry membranous bracts • Syn: ↑beefsteak plant, ↑Iresine herbstii, ↑Iresine reticulata •… …   Useful english dictionary

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