poor man's weatherglass

poor man's weatherglass
noun
herb with scarlet or white or purple blossoms that close at approach of rainy weather
Hypernyms: ↑pimpernel

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noun
Etymology: so called because it opens its blossoms only in fair weather

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poor man's weatherglass,
= scarlet pimpernel. (Cf.scarlet pimpernel)

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  • Weatherglass — Weath er*glass , n. An instrument to indicate the state of the atmosphere, especially changes of atmospheric pressure, and hence changes of weather, as a barometer or baroscope. [1913 Webster] {Poor man s weatherglass}. (Bot.) See under {Poor}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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