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


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  • Pinxter — Pinx ter, n. See {Pinkster}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinxter — Usage: usually capitalized variant of pinkster * * * /pingk steuhr/, n. Pinkster. * * * pinxter variant of pinkster …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pinxter — /pingk steuhr/, n. Pinkster. * * * …   Universalium

  • pinxter — n. [Written also Pingster and Pinkster.] Pentecost, Whit Sunday, Whitsuntide …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pinxter flower — ☆ pinxter flower [piŋk′stər ] n. [so named from blossoming at PINKSTER] a variety of azalea (Rhododendron nudiflorum) with pink, sweet smelling flowers, purplish red at the base …   English World 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

  • 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

  • pinxter bloom — noun see pinxter flower …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinxter flower — noun Etymology: Dutch pinkster Whitsuntide Date: 1857 a deciduous pink flowered azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides syn. R. nudiflorum) native to rich moist woodlands of eastern North America …   New Collegiate 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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