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TURTLEHEAD

 Dictionary entry overview: What does turtlehead mean? 

TURTLEHEAD (noun)
  The noun TURTLEHEAD has 1 sense:

1. showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple

  Familiarity information: TURTLEHEAD used as a noun is very rare.


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TURTLEHEAD (noun)


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Meaning:

Showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Chelone glabra; shell-flower; shellflower; snake-head; snakehead; turtlehead

Hypernyms ("turtlehead" is a kind of...):

bog plant; marsh plant; swamp plant (a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath)

Holonyms ("turtlehead" is a member of...):

Chelone; genus Chelone (herbaceous perennials: shellflower)


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