shell flower

▪ Molucella
also called  Bells Of Ireland 

      (Molucella laevis), plant with leafy spikes of cuplike green calyxes surrounding small, white, fragrant corollas within. The flowers are two-lipped and tubular, typical of the mint family (Lamiaceae), order Lamiales.

      The shell flower is native to western Asia and is extensively grown as a garden curiosity. The spikes are borne on stems nearly 1 m (3 feet) tall.

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  • Shell flower — Shell Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shell-flower — gražioji alpinija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Imbierinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Alpinia zerumbet), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Alpinia zerumbet angl. light galangal; pink porcelain lily; shell flower;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • shell flower — Turtlehead Tur tle*head , n. (Bot.) An American perennial herb ({Chelone glabra}) having white flowers shaped like the head of a turtle. Called also {snakehead}, {shell flower}, and {balmony}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shell flower — margoji tigrenė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tigridia pavonia angl. shell flower; tigerflower vok. Tigerblume rus. тигридия павлинья lenk. tygrysówka pawia …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • shell-flower — noun 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, ↑turtlehead, ↑snakehead, ↑snake head,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shell — Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The covering, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shell bit — Shell Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shell button — Shell Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shell cameo — Shell Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shell gland — Shell Shell, n. [OE. shelle, schelle, AS. scell, scyll; akin to D. shel, Icel. skel, Goth. skalja a tile, and E. skill. Cf. {Scale} of fishes, {Shale}, {Skill}.] 1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal. Specifically: (a) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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