from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous plants of the genus Lobelia, having terminal racemes of variously colored flowers with a bilabiate corolla.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of the genus Lobelia, flowering plants in the Lobeliaceae family containing many species, some of which are garden plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants, including a great number of species. Lobelia inflata, or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of North America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid juice, of an acrid taste. It has often been used in medicine as an emetic, expectorant, etc. Lobelia cardinalis is the cardinal flower, remarkable for the deep and vivid red color of its flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, the type of the natural order Lobeliaceæ, distinguished by having the corolla-tube split down almost to the base, without a spur, and with a capsule which is two-valved at the summit.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any plant or flower of the genus Lobelia
New Latin Lobelia, genus name, after Matthias de Lobel (1538-1616), Flemish botanist and physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)