Any of various often strong-smelling plants of the genus Cleome, native chiefly to warm regions and including several ornamentals.
Any of a large genus (Cleome) of mostly tropical plants of the caper family, with white, pink, yellow, green, or purple flowers having stalked petals and long stamens; spider flower.
Origin of cleome
- New Latin Cleome genus name
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition