chelone definition

  • noun:
    • Chelone, a genus of four species of perennial herbaceous plants which can be native to eastern united states.
    • A genus of hardy perennial flowering plants, for the order Scrophulariaceæ, locals of the united states; -- labeled as additionally snakehead, turtlehead, shellflower, etc.
    • A genus of turtles; the green turtles, eg (Chelone midas, together with hawk′ s-bill or tortoise-shell turtle, Chelone imbricata. Additionally written Chelonia. See cut under Chelonidœ.
    • In botany, a tiny genus of scrophulariaceous perennial flowers, when the corolla is filled, arched, and almost sealed, in order to look like the head of a tortoise, whence title: pertaining to Pentstemon.
    • herbaceous perennials: shellflower

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