genus Coleus

noun
genus of Old World tropical plants cultivated for their variegated leaves; various plants sometimes placed in genera Plectranthus or Solenostemon
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Labiatae, ↑family Labiatae, ↑Lamiaceae, ↑family Lamiaceae, ↑mint family
Member Meronyms: ↑coleus, ↑flame nettle

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  • coleus — [kō′lē əs] n. [ModL < Gr koleos, a sheath: so named because of the way in which the stamens are joined] any of a genus (Coleus) of plants of the mint family, native to Africa and the East Indies, grown for their bright colored leaves …   English World dictionary

  • coleus — /koh lee euhs/, n., pl. coleuses. any of several tropical Asian or African plants belonging to the genus Coleus, of the mint family, certain species of which are cultivated for their showy, colored foliage and blue flowers. [1865 70; < NL < Gk… …   Universalium

  • Coleus — ID 20622 Symbol Key COLEU Common Name coleus Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Coleus barbatus — ID 20623 Symbol Key COBA10 Common Name coleus Family Lamiaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • coleus — noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek koleos, koleon sheath Date: 1885 any of a large genus (Coleus) of Old World herbs of the mint family including ones cultivated for their colorful foliage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coleus — co•le•us [[t]ˈkoʊ li əs[/t]] n. pl. us•es pln any of several Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus, of the mint family, cultivated for their colorful leaves • Etymology: 1865–70; < NL < Gk koleós, var. of koleónsheath …   From formal English to slang

  • coleus — /ˈkoʊliəs / (say kohleeuhs) noun any plant of the genus Coleus, of tropical Asia and Africa, species of which are cultivated for their showy, coloured foliage. {New Latin, from Greek koleos sheath (so called from the union of the filaments about… …   Australian English dictionary

  • coleus — n. any plant of the genus Coleus, having variegated coloured leaves. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk koleon sheath …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Plectranthus — noun large genus of ornamental flowering plants; includes some plants often placed in the genus Coleus • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Labiatae, ↑family Labiatae, ↑Lamiaceae, ↑family Lamiaceae, ↑mint family …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Solenostemon — noun genus of shrubby often succulent herbs of tropical Africa and Asia; includes some plants often placed in genus Coleus • Syn: ↑Solenostemon • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Labiatae, ↑family Labiatae, ↑Lamiace …   Useful english dictionary

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