pingster
Pinkster Pink"ster, n. [D. pinkster, pinksteren, fr. Gr. ?. See {Pentecost}.] Whitsuntide. [Written also {pingster} and {pinxter}.] [1913 Webster]

{Pinkster flower} (Bot.), the rosy flower of the {Azalea nudiflora}; also, the shrub itself; -- called also {Pinxter blomachee} by the New York descendants of the Dutch settlers. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pingster — Ping ster, n. See {Pinkster}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Azalea nudiflora — Pinkster Pink ster, n. [D. pinkster, pinksteren, fr. Gr. ?. See {Pentecost}.] Whitsuntide. [Written also {pingster} and {pinxter}.] [1913 Webster] {Pinkster flower} (Bot.), the rosy flower of the {Azalea nudiflora}; also, the shrub itself; called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feast of Weeks — Pentecost Pen te*cost, n. [L. pentecoste, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the fiftieth day, Pentecost, fr. ? fiftieth, fr. ? fifty, fr. ? five. See {Five}, and cf. {Pingster}.] 1. A solemn festival of the Jews; so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pentecost — Pen te*cost, n. [L. pentecoste, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the fiftieth day, Pentecost, fr. ? fiftieth, fr. ? fifty, fr. ? five. See {Five}, and cf. {Pingster}.] 1. A solemn festival of the Jews; so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pinkster — Pink ster, n. [D. pinkster, pinksteren, fr. Gr. ?. See {Pentecost}.] Whitsuntide. [Written also {pingster} and {pinxter}.] [1913 Webster] {Pinkster flower} (Bot.), the rosy flower of the {Azalea nudiflora}; also, the shrub itself; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pinkster flower — Pinkster Pink ster, n. [D. pinkster, pinksteren, fr. Gr. ?. See {Pentecost}.] Whitsuntide. [Written also {pingster} and {pinxter}.] [1913 Webster] {Pinkster flower} (Bot.), the rosy flower of the {Azalea nudiflora}; also, the shrub itself; called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinxter — Pinkster Pink ster, n. [D. pinkster, pinksteren, fr. Gr. ?. See {Pentecost}.] Whitsuntide. [Written also {pingster} and {pinxter}.] [1913 Webster] {Pinkster flower} (Bot.), the rosy flower of the {Azalea nudiflora}; also, the shrub itself; called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pinxter blomachee — Pinkster Pink ster, n. [D. pinkster, pinksteren, fr. Gr. ?. See {Pentecost}.] Whitsuntide. [Written also {pingster} and {pinxter}.] [1913 Webster] {Pinkster flower} (Bot.), the rosy flower of the {Azalea nudiflora}; also, the shrub itself; called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whitsunday — Pentecost Pen te*cost, n. [L. pentecoste, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the fiftieth day, Pentecost, fr. ? fiftieth, fr. ? fifty, fr. ? five. See {Five}, and cf. {Pingster}.] 1. A solemn festival of the Jews; so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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