Wallflower

Wall"flow`er

(?), n. 1. (Bot.) A perennial, cruciferous plant (Cheiranthus Cheiri), with sweet-scented flowers varying in color from yellow to orange and deep red. In Europe it very common on old walls.
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The name is sometimes extended to other species of Cheiranthus and of the related genus Erysimum, especially the American Western wallflower (Erysimum asperum), a biennial herb with orange-yellow flowers.
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2. A lady at a ball, who, either from choice, or because not asked to dance, remains a spectator. [Colloq.]
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3. (Bot.) In Australia, the desert poison bush (Gastrolobium grandiflorum); -- called also native wallflower.
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