coleus

coleus (kōˈlēəs) [key], common name for a genus of plants with large colorful leaves native to tropical Asia and Africa. Several species are grown as ornamentals. Plants of the genus Coleus are in the family Labiatae (mint family).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on coleus from Fact Monster:

  • oregano - oregano oregano , name for several herbs used for flavoring food. A plant of the family Labiatae ...
  • Encyclopedia: Plants - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Plants.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Plants