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shellbark
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shellflower definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple [syn: shellflower, shell-flower, turtlehead, snakehead, snake-head, Chelone glabra]
2: cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes [syn: shellflower, shall- flower, shell ginger, Alpinia Zerumbet, Alpinia speciosa, Languas speciosa]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chelone Che*lo"ne, n. [Gr. chelw`nh a tortoise. So named from shape of the upper lip of the corolla.] (Bot.) A genus of hardy perennial flowering plants, of the order Scrophulariace[ae], natives of North America; -- called also snakehead, turtlehead, shellflower, etc.



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