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.
Webster's New World
- genus Cleome
A taxonomic genus within the family Cleomaceae — some flowering plants, some called spider plants.
Origin of Cleome
New Latin Cleome genus name
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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