Definition of schizanthus in US English:

schizanthus

Pronunciation /ˌskitˈsanTHəs//ˌskiˈzanTHəs/

noun

  • A South American plant of the nightshade family, with irregularly lobed showy flowers marked with one or more contrasting colors.

    Genus "Schizanthus", family "Solanaceae"

    • ‘In zones 15-17, you can also plant calceolaria, cineraria, nemesia, and schizanthus.’
    • ‘Their cheerful blossoms peeking just above their oval textured leaves will be another attractive contrast to the agapanthus and the schizanthus.’
    • ‘Annuals like godetia, nemesia, and schizanthus bloom in spring.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek skhizein ‘to split’ + anthos ‘flower’.

Pronunciation

schizanthus

/ˌskitˈsanTHəs//ˌskiˈzanTHəs/