Definition of cleome in English:

cleome

noun

  • A plant of a chiefly tropical genus that includes the spider flower. Cleomes are noted for their long stamens.

    • ‘Impatiens and cleomes are two longtime favorites of the summer garden.’
    • ‘Tall, white cleome accent the center of each bed.’
    • ‘Deep red love-lies-bleeding and cherry pink cleome flank cosmos in pink and rose shades.’
    • ‘Late-spring-to-frost annuals include the numerous sun coleuses, cleomes, periwinkles and zinnias.’
    • ‘Tall flowers, like cleome and tithonias, are planted on the outside of the fence, concealing the utilitarian purpose of the garden.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek, denoting a different plant.

Pronunciation:

cleome

/klēˈōmē/