lobelia


lobelia

lobelia [loh-beel-yuh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any herbaceous or woody plant of the genus Lobelia, having long clusters of blue, red, yellow, or white flowers.

Compare lobelia family. Origin of lobelia 1730–40; New Latin; named after Matthias de Lobel (1538–1616), Flemish botanist, physician to James I of England; see -ia Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for lobelia Historical Examples of lobelia

  • Lobelia Phillips’ name was not inscribed, but her husband’s was occasionally.

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  • Lobelia Phillips’ will would be opened and read soon, probably at once.

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  • They thought Egbert was as wonderful as ever, but they agreed that Lobelia had roped him in.

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  • Well, the fact is that I am expecting to hear of Lobelia’s death at any time.

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  • One thing we was sartin sure of, and that was that they’d left Lobelia aboard on purpose.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for lobelia lobelia noun

    1. any plant of the campanulaceous genus Lobelia, having red, blue, white, or yellow five-lobed flowers with the three lower lobes forming a lip

    Word Origin for lobelia C18: from New Latin, named after Matthias de Lobel (1538–1616), Flemish botanist Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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