youth-on-age

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Youth-on-age

EtymologyEdit

From the way young plantlets sprout from the middle of older leaves.

NounEdit

youth-on-age (uncountable)

  1. A perennial plant native to North America and widely planted as an ornamental: Tolmiea menziesii
    • 1972, Hazel Heckman, Island Year, page 132:
      Sometimes flowers of youth-on-age are white streaked with green instead of greenish streaked with purple.

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