afternoon lady

afternoon lady
Four-o'clock Four"-o'clock`, n. 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Mirabilis}. There are about half a dozen species, natives of the warmer parts of America. The common four-o'clock is {M. Jalapa}. Its flowers are white, yellow, and red, and open toward sunset, or earlier in cloudy weather; hence the name. It is also called {marvel of Peru}, and {afternoon lady}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The friar bird; -- so called from its cry, which resembles these words. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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