Definition of salpiglossis in English:

salpiglossis

noun

  • A South American plant of the nightshade family, with brightly patterned funnel-shaped flowers.

    • ‘Salpiglossis sinuata... must be one of the most beautiful flowers you can grow in your garden. It blooms vigorously over a long period in wonderful shades of red, crimson, pink, mahogany and blue.’
    • ‘Quick to grow and flower Salpiglossis, or ‘Painted Tongue’, is one of the old-time, favorite, showy annuals for the garden.’

Origin

Modern Latin, formed irregularly from Greek salpinx trumpet + glōssa tongue.

Pronunciation:

salpiglossis

/ˌsalpɪˈɡlɒsɪs/