Meaning of pelican-flower


Pronunciation: (pel'i kun flou"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a woody vine, Aristolochia grandiflora, of the West Indies, having heart-shaped leaves and purple-spotted, purple-veined flowers from 18 to 24 in. (46 to 61 cm) wide with a long, taillike structure at the tip of the corolla.
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