Monkey-flower definition

Any of various herbs or shrubs of the genus Mimulus, having variously colored, two-lipped flowers.
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Any of a genus (Mimulus) of plants of the figwort family, with snapdragonlike flowers having a corolla whose appearance suggests a gape or grimace.
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Origin of monkey-flower

  • From the pattern of spots on its flowers

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition