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Definition of coleus

What does coleus mean?


  1. any of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue flowers

Alternative definition


  1. A plant of several species of the Mint family, cultivated for its bright-colored or variegated leaves.

Phrases with coleus

Phrases starting with the word coleus:

  1. coleus blumei
  2. Coleus pumilus
  3. Coleus barbatus
  4. Coleus tuberosus
  5. coleus amboinicus
  6. coleus aromaticus
  7. Coleus esculentus
  8. Coleus parviflorus
  9. Coleus rotundifolius
  10. Coleus scutellarioides

Phrases ending with the word coleus:

  1. Dwarf Coleus
  2. genus coleus
  3. Common Coleus
  4. Machimus Coleus
  5. Species Machimus Coleus

Other phrases containing the word coleus:

  1. species Coleus pumilus
  2. species Coleus barbatus
  3. species Coleus tuberosus
  4. species Coleus esculentus
  5. species Coleus parviflorus

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Coleus was a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. In recent classifications, the...

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for coleus

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Container Plants (2010)

More Than 500 Outstanding Choices for Gardeners by Ray Rogers

Little-leaved coleus make cute little topiaries, provided you train and trim them following an informed routine. 'Tiny Toes' (in front) looks like a globular dog shaking itself after a bath (or maybe a startled puffer fish), and both 'India Frills' ( on the ...

Google previewRodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening (2008)

The Indispensable Resource for Every Gardener by Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis

Description: Coleus leaves brighten semi- shady spots with their many hues of green, white, pink, red, yellow, and almost black. Choose from 8" mounded midgets to bushy 2%' giants with pointed, scalloped, lacy, or oaklike leaves.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Philip Wexler, Bruce Anderson

1:476,1:478–9 Coleus blumeiviroid 1 ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia of Agriculture (1887)

A Treasury of Useful Information for the Farm and Household by Jonathan Periam

Coleus. Crown Jewel. B.Geranittm. Mme. Thibout. C. Blue and white Yerbenae , mixed. The border, Alternanthern autumn. l\'.—A, Scarlet Geranium. B. Coleus, Mrs. Kirkpatrick. U. Acbyranthus \'erehan'eltii. The border, Cineraria Maritime.

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

mealy bugs and greenhouse white fly are sucking insects often infesting Coleus. Regular spraying with insecticides # 15 or # 13, or, in the greenhouse, fumigation or aerosol treatments are ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Gardening (2010)

by Walter P. Wright

Coleuses (see Coleus) Cyclamen (see Bulbs) Oiascia (see Annuals) Krancoas (see Francoa) Gerberas (see Gerbera) Gloxinias (see Gloxinia) Grevillea robusta (see Grevillea) Humea elegans {see Humea) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition (2012)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Coleus forskohlii extract may ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith

COLEUS, an ornamental plant. See Horticulture, Vol.

Google previewEncyclopedia of House Plants (1999)

by Nico Vermeulen, Richard Rosenfeld

Coleus Blumei-hybrids FLAME NETTLE. PAINTED NETTLE In spring and summer, flame nettles, with their richly patterned foliage, give a fine show in garden centres. There is an enormous variety of colours: light green with chocolate-hrown, ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2011)

by DK Publishing


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Scrabble value of C3O1L1E1U1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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