Pinkster
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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  • pinkster — n. US Whitsuntide. Phrases and idioms: pinkster flower the pink azalea, Rhododendron nudiflorum. Etymology: Du., = Pentecost …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pinkster — /pingk steuhr/, n. Hudson Valley (older use). Whitsuntide. Also, Pinxter. [1790 1800, Amer.; < D Pinksteren Gk pentekosté PENTECOST] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinkster — pink·ster …   English syllables

  • 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

  • pinkster flower — ☆ pinkster flower [piŋk′stər ] n. PINXTER FLOWER * * * …   Universalium

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