pentstemon







pentstemon


pentstemon [pent-stee-muh n, pent-stuh-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. penstemon.

Origin of pentstemon 1750–60; New Latin, equivalent to pent- pent- + Greek stḗmōn warp, thread Examples from the Web for pentstemon Historical Examples of pentstemon

  • This Pentstemon as well as many others would be a welcome addition to the garden.

    Flowers of Mountain and Plain

    Edith S. Clements

  • The name Pentstemon is from two Greek words, signifying five and stamen.

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

    Mary Elizabeth Parsons

  • This species of Pentstemon is well marked by its white-woolly anthers, which almost fill the throat.

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

    Mary Elizabeth Parsons

  • This charming Pentstemon is one of the most gracious flowers to be found in the Sierras in late summer.

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

    Mary Elizabeth Parsons

  • Mrs. Larkins passed close to Uncle Pentstemon, sobbing too earnestly to be aware of him.

    The History of Mr. Polly

    H. G. Wells

  • British Dictionary definitions for pentstemon pentstemon esp US penstemon noun

    1. any scrophulariaceous plant of the North American genus Penstemon (or Pentstemon), having white, pink, red, blue, or purple flowers with five stamens, one of which is bearded and sterile

    Word Origin for pentstemon C18: New Latin, from penta- + Greek stēmōn thread (here: stamen)

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