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Joseph's coat   /dʒˈoʊzəfs koʊt/   Listen
Joseph's coat

Perennial aromatic herb of southeastern Asia having large usually bright-colored or blotched leaves and spikes of blue-violet flowers; sometimes placed in genus Solenostemon.  Synonyms: Coleus blumei, painted nettle, Solenostemon blumei, Solenostemon scutellarioides.

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"Joseph's coat" Quotes from Famous Books

... somehow I saw the great glass dome of the Horticultural Building, and a moment later a fleeting view of Midway recalled to my mind my own personality and interests. As I gazed at it, stretching away westward, a veritable Joseph's coat of a street, it was gone, and I saw the tall dome of Illinois, the Art Gallery in the distance, with the lagoon again gleaming through trees, to be lost again, while roofs, windows, vistas of streets surrounded me, and I could peep in at the windows we were ...
— Against Odds - A Detective Story • Lawrence L. Lynch

... harmony of colors. Daughters of wealthy families will array themselves in brilliant discordant hues, yet apparently without causing the wearers or their friends the slightest aesthetic discomfort. Little children are arrayed in clothing that would doubtless put Joseph's coat of many colors quite out of countenance. Combinations and brilliancy that to the Western eye of culture seem crude and gaudy, typical of barbaric splendor, are in constant use, and are apparently thought to be fine. The Japanese display both taste ...
— Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic • Sidney L. Gulick

Words linked to "Joseph's coat" :   Solenostemon scutellarioides, coleus, painted nettle, Coleus blumei, flame nettle, Solenostemon blumei

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