Linnaea borealis
Twin Twin, a. [OE. twin double, AS. getwinne two and two, pl., twins; akin to D. tweeling a twin, G. zwilling, OHG. zwiniling, Icel. tvennr, tvinnr, two and two, twin, and to AS. twi- two. See {Twice}, {Two}.] 1. Being one of two born at a birth; as, a twin brother or sister. [1913 Webster]

2. Being one of a pair much resembling one another; standing the relation of a twin to something else; -- often followed by to or with. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Double; consisting of two similar and corresponding parts. [1913 Webster]

4. (Crystallog.) Composed of parts united according to some definite law of twinning. See {Twin}, n., 4. [1913 Webster]

{Twin boat}, or {Twin ship} (Naut.), a vessel whose deck and upper works rest on two parallel hulls.

{Twin crystal}. See {Twin}, n., 4.

{Twin flower} (Bot.), a delicate evergreen plant ({Linn[ae]a borealis}) of northern climates, which has pretty, fragrant, pendulous flowers borne in pairs on a slender stalk.

{Twin-screw steamer}, a steam vessel propelled by two screws, one on either side of the plane of the keel. [1913 Webster]


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  • Linnaea borealis — Lin*n[ae] a bo re*a lis (l[i^]n*n[=e] [.a] b[=o] r[ e]*[=a] l[i^]s) n. [NL. Linnaeus Linn[ae]an + L. borealis northern.] (Bot.) The twin flower which grows in cold northern climates. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Linnaea borealis — Linnée boréale Linnée boréale …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Linnaea borealis — Moosglöckchen Moosglöckchen (Linnaea borealis) Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Zweikeimblättrige (Rosopsida) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Linnaea borealis — noun creeping evergreen subshrub of the northern parts of Europe and Asia with delicate fragrant tubular bell shaped usually pink flowers borne in pairs • Syn: ↑twinflower • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Hyponyms: ↑American twinflower, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linnaea borealis — ID 47909 Symbol Key LIBO3 Common Name twinflower Family Caprifoliaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Linnaea borealis — …   Википедия

  • Linnaea borealis americana — noun similar to the twinflower of northern Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑American twinflower • Hypernyms: ↑twinflower, ↑Linnaea borealis • Member Holonyms: ↑Linnaea, ↑genus Linnaea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linnaea borealis ssp. americana — ID 47910 Symbol Key LIBOA Common Name twinflower Family Caprifoliaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Linnaea borealis ssp. longiflora — ID 47913 Symbol Key LIBOL2 Common Name longtube twinflower Family Caprifoliaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, ID, OR, WA Growth Habit Forb/herb, Subshrub …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Linnaea borealis L. — куст.; VI–VIII Сем. Caprifoliaceae – Жимолостные 245. Род Linnaea L. – Линнея 474. Линнея северная Черничные, реже кисличные еловые леса, вырубки. Часто, по всему заповеднику …   Флора Центрально-лесного государственного заповедника

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