Definition of Prophet flower in English:

Prophet flower

(also Prophet's flower)

Pronunciation /ˈprɒfɪt ˌflaʊə/


  • Any of several yellow- and black-flowered plants constituting the genus Arnebia (family Boraginaceae), characterized by flowers with evanescent dark spots and including A. pulchra, native from Armenia to Iran, and A. griffithii, of Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc., both sometimes grown elsewhere for ornament.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Magazine. In some forms from prophet + flower.