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Definition of the noun coleus

What does coleus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: coleuses

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

Alternative definition of the noun coleus


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


Coleus was a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. In recent classifications, the genus is no longer recognized, and the formerly included species are instead placed in the genera Plectranthus and Solenostemon. Because the type species, Coleus amboinicus is now placed in Plectranthus, Coleus is regarded as a synonym of Plectranthus. The term "coleus" is often used as a common name for species formerly placed in the genus Coleus that are cultivated as ornamental plants, particularly Coleus blumei, which is popular as a garden plant for its brightly colored foliage.

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
  11. Coleus Rotundifolius Nigra

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

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Google previewIntegrative Medicine (2012)

by David Rakel

Coleus (Coleus forskohlii) Coleus is a fairly uncommon botanical in the United States, ...

Google previewKnack Wedding Flowers (2009)

A Complete Illustrated Guide to Ideas for Bouquets, Ceremony Decor, and Reception Centerpieces by Sharon Naylor

Coleus is a type ofgreen- • ery with lots of color in its smooth, rounded leaves. Coleus can be found in the • following color patterns: green and white; green ...

Google previewThe why and how of Home Horticulture (1993)

by D. R. Bienz

Coleus is a favorite for novel grafting experiments because of the many colors and leaf configurations available. In addition to being a propagating mechanism, grafting is occasionally used for other horticultural purposes. Twisting together ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of toxicology (2005)

Dib-L] by Philip Wexler, Bruce D. Anderson

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

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

Begonia semperflorens Browallia americana Calendula officinalis Centaurea cineraria Coleus blumei Consolida ambigua Crassula sp. Echeveria species Festuca ovina glauca Muscari botryoides Oxalis bowiei Pelargonium Petunia x hybrida ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, 7th Edition (2009)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients Found in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

COLEUS BARBATUS EXTRACT ° An extract of the roots of an herb with large blue flowers. a member of the mint family. Used as a humectant (sec) in oral care products and skin conditioners. May be irritating. COLEUS Oll. ' Coleus oil is an ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Cabbage to Cyperus (1889)

by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji

COLEUS aromaticus. Medicine. — As a medicine, equal parts of the dry plant and fenu greek seeds nibbed to a fine powder, and applied warm to boils, quickly brings them to suppuration (Ainslie). The fresh leaves, ground up, are applied to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs (2013)

Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices by Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling

coleus (Coleus blumei and Coleus pumilus), garden sage (Salvia officinalis). (Rancho Ololiuqui, Xalpa, and Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico, 1996) MuscleRelaxing Effects Different Artemisia spp.

Google previewDictionary of Herbs Spices Seasonings and Natural Flavorings (2013)

by Carole J. Skelly

COLEUS (Coleus amboinicus, formerly aromaticus) [Labiatae] Cuban oregano; Indian borage; Oregano; Spanish thyme: Coleus is bestknown as an ornamental plant grown forits showy leaves. The above species withits aromatic leaves has ...

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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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