helmetflower

Definitions of helmetflower
  1. noun
    a herbaceous plant of the genus Scutellaria which has a calyx that, when inverted, resembles a helmet with its visor raised
    synonyms: skullcap
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    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
  2. noun
    any of several orchids of the genus Coryanthes having racemes of a few musky-scented waxy flowers with a helmet-shaped lip process
    synonyms: helmet orchid
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    type of:
    orchid, orchidaceous plant
    any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
  3. noun
    a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite
    synonyms: Aconitum napellus, helmet flower, monkshood
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    type of:
    aconite
    any of various usually poisonous plants of the genus Aconitum having tuberous roots and palmately lobed leaves and blue or white flowers
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