Meaning of Brazilian firecracker

Brazil'ian fire'cracker

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tropical American twining plant, Manettia inflata, of the madder family, having opposite, lance-shaped leaves and a red, tubular flower with yellow tips, grown in the southern U.S. as a trellis plant.
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