sea pink

sea pink
noun
tufted thrift of seacoasts and mountains of north temperate zone; occasionally grown as a ground cover
Hypernyms: ↑thrift

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noun
1.
a. : thrift 6
2. : a strong pink that is yellower and duller than carnation rose, duller and slightly bluer than coral (sense 3b), and bluer and duller than rose d'Althaea

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thrift (def. 3).
[1725-35]

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sea pink noun
Any of several perennial plants generally known as thrift
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Main Entry:sea

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sea pink,
any one of a group of low evergreen plants of temperate regions bearing usually pink flowers; thrift.

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n. another term for thrift (sense 2)

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  • Sea pink — Pink Pink, n. [Perh. akin to pick; as if the edges of the petals were picked out. Cf. {Pink}, v. t.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of the caryophyllaceous genus {Dianthus}, and to their flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea pink — (Bot.) See {Thrift}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea pink — may refer to: * Armeria spp. * Sabatia stellaris …   Wikipedia

  • sea pink — pajūrinė gvaizdė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pliumbaginių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Armeria maritima), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Šiaurės Amerikoje ir Čilėje. atitikmenys: lot. Armeria maritima angl. common sea trift; sea cushion;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea-pink — pajūrinė gvaizdė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pliumbaginių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Armeria maritima), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Šiaurės Amerikoje ir Čilėje. atitikmenys: lot. Armeria maritima angl. common sea trift; sea cushion;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sea pink — gvaizdė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pliumbaginių (Plumbaginaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Armeria). atitikmenys: lot. Armeria angl. cushion pink; sea pink; trift vok. Grasblume; Grasnelke; Sandnelke rus. армерия lenk. armeria; zawciąg …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • sea pink — Thrift Thrift (thr[i^]ft), n. [Icel. [thorn]rift. See {Thrive}.] 1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality. [1913 Webster] The rest, . . . willing to fall to thrift, prove very good husbands.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea pink — Date: 1731 1. thrift 4 2. any of several North American herbs (genus Sabatia, especially S. stellaris) of the gentian family with usually pink or white flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea pink — /si ˈpɪŋk/ (say see pingk) noun a perennial maritime herb, Armeria maritima, of Europe, western Asia and North America, which has narrow tufted leaves and dense heads of pink or white flowers; thrift …  

  • sea pink — thrift (def. 3). [1725 35] * * * …   Universalium

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