wild pink

wild pink
noun
1. a bog orchid with usually a solitary fragrant magenta pink blossom with a wide gaping corolla; Canada
Hypernyms: ↑arethusa
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Arethusa
2. perennial of eastern and central North America having short-stalked pink or white flowers in hairy clusters
Syn: ↑Silene caroliniana
Hypernyms: ↑silene, ↑campion, ↑catchfly
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Silene

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noun
1.
a. : an American catchfly of the genus Silene; especially : a catchfly (S. caroliniana) of the eastern United States having pale-pink or whitish flowers
b. : any of several pinks (as the Deptford pink) growing wild
2. : an orchid (Arethusa bulbosa) with sepals and petals arching over the column and typically magenta pink

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wild pink,
a catchfly or campion of eastern North America, with notched petals and white or pink flowers.

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  • wild pink — n. 1. a) any of several catchflies ☆ b) an early flowering catchfly (Silene caroliniana) of the E U.S., having lance shaped leaves and bright pink flowers in clusters ☆ 2. an arethusa * * * …   Universalium

  • wild pink — n. 1. a) any of several catchflies ☆ b) an early flowering catchfly (Silene caroliniana) of the E U.S., having lance shaped leaves and bright pink flowers in clusters ☆ 2. an arethusa …   English World dictionary

  • wild pink — kartūzinis gvazdikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Dianthus carthusianorum), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dianthus carthusianorum angl. Carthusian pink;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild pink — noun Date: 1814 catchfly (Silene caroliniana) with pink or whitish flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Wild — Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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