Meaning of Chinese houses

Chi'nese hous'es

Pronunciation: [key]
— (used with a sing. or pl. v.) (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
  1. a plant, Collinsia heterophylla, of the figwort family, native to California, having clusters of double-lipped purple and white flowers.
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