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 also {Pinxter blomachee} by the New York descendants of the Dutch settlers. [1913 Webster]


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

  • pinkster flower — ☆ pinkster flower [piŋk′stər ] n. PINXTER FLOWER …   English World dictionary

  • pinkster flower — variant of pinxter flower * * * pinkster flower, = pinxter flower. (Cf. ↑pinxter flower) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinkster flower. — See pinxter flower. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinkster flower. — See pinxter flower. [1865 70, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • pinxter flower — noun also pinxter bloom or pinxter or pinkster flower Etymology: pinxter, pinkster from Dutch pinkster Whitsuntide more at pinkster : a deciduous pink flowered azalea (Rhododendro …   Useful english dictionary

  • flaming pinkster — noun Etymology: flaming (present participle of flame) (II) + pinkster (as in pinkster flower) : flame azalea …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinxter flower — a wild azalea, Rhododendron periclymenoides, of the U.S., having pink or purplish flowers. Also, pinkster flower. Also called wild honeysuckle. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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