godetia noun

  1. any plant of the American onagraceous genus Godetia, esp one grown as a showy-flowered annual garden plant

Word Origin for godetia C19: named after C. H. Godet (died 1879), Swiss botanist Examples from the Web for godetia Historical Examples of godetia

  • Godetia, “Lady Albemarle,” I have found to be all that it is represented.

    Talks about Flowers.

    M. D. Wellcome

  • In early summer the rosy flowers of this Godetia make bright masses of color along dry banks and hill-slopes.

    The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits

    Mary Elizabeth Parsons

  • There are several kinds of Clarkia, resembling Godetia, but the petals have claws.

    Field Book of Western Wild Flowers

    Margaret Armstrong

  • There are few annuals more greatly valued for cutting than the taller varieties of Godetia.

    The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition

    Sutton and Sons

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