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Meaning of shrimp plant

shrimp' plant"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small, sprawling shrub, Justicia brandegeana (or Beloperone guttata), of the acanthus family, native to Mexico, having small white flowers protruding from a series of overlapping reddish bracts and often cultivated as a houseplant.
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