blinks
blinks links (bl[i^][ng]ks), n. a typ of small Indian lettuce ({Montia lamprosperma}) of northern regions.

Syn: blinking chickweed, water chickweed. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • blinks — (also water blinks) plural noun [usu. treated as sing.] a small fleshy plant with tiny white flowers, growing in damp habitats. [Montia fontana.] Origin C17: from blink, with ref. to the gleaming white flowers …   English new terms dictionary

  • blinks — n. small lettuce (of northern regions in India) blɪnk n. wink, flicker v. wink the eye, close and reopen the eye; flicker …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blinks — blìnks interj. blast: Blìnks ir užmerkė akis Žr …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • blinks — /blɪŋks/ (say blingks) noun a small herb with white flowers, Montia fontana, of the family Portulacaceae. {plural of blink, since flowers do not fully open} …   Australian English dictionary

  • blinks — Broken boughs thrown where deer are likely to pass …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • blinks — noun small Indian lettuce of northern regions • Syn: ↑blinking chickweed, ↑water chickweed, ↑Montia lamprosperma • Hypernyms: ↑Indian lettuce …   Useful english dictionary

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  • water blinks — plural noun see blinks …   English new terms dictionary

  • water blinks — noun plural but singular or plural in construction : blinks …   Useful english dictionary

  • water blinks — /ˈwɔtə blɪŋks / (say wawtuh blingks) noun a weak, tufted annual plant, Montia verna, found in or near shallow fresh water in south eastern Australia …   Australian English dictionary

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