carrion flower

any of various plants of the genus Stapelia having succulent leafless toothed stems resembling cacti and large foul-smelling (often star-shaped) flowers
Syn: ↑stapelia, ↑starfish flower
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Hyponyms: ↑Stapelias asterias
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Stapelia

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • carrion flower — n. 1. a perennial vine (Smilax herbacea) of the lily family, with greenish, foul smelling flowers 2. nontechnical name for STAPELIA …   English World dictionary

  • carrion flower — 1. any of several North American climbing plants of the genus Smilax, esp. S. herbacea, having small white flowers with an odor of carrion. 2. Also called starfish flower. any of various succulent plants of the genus Stapelia, of southern Africa …   Universalium

  • carrion-flower — margoji orbėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Klemalinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Orbea variegata), paplitęs pietų Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Orbea variegata angl. carrion flower šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2013 m …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • carrion-flower — stapelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Klemaliniai – Asclepiadaceae Borkh. atitikmenys: lot. Stapelia angl. carrion flower vok. Aasblume; Stapelie rus. стапелия lenk. stapelia; zamszówka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • carrion-flower — margoji stapelija statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Stapelia variegata angl. carrion flower vok. bunte Aasblume rus. стапелия варьирующая; стапелия пестрая lenk. brudnota pstra; stapelia pstra …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • carrion-flower — carrˈion flower noun 1. A N American climbing plant (Smilax herbacea), with flowers that smell like putrid flesh 2. A S African asclepiad plant (genus Stapelia) with fleshy stem and stinking flowers • • • Main Entry: ↑carrion …   Useful english dictionary

  • carrion flower — car′rion flow er n. pln any of several North American climbing plants belonging to the genus Smilax, of the lily family, esp. S. herbacea, having small white flowers with an odor of carrion • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • carrion flower — /ˈkæriən flaʊə/ (say kareeuhn flowuh) noun any plant with fetid smelling flowers which attract carrion flies, especially members of the genera Amorphophallus and Stapelia …   Australian English dictionary

  • Carrion plant — can refer to: * Stapelia grandiflora * Stapelia gigantea * Carrion flower …   Wikipedia

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