Cuckooflower
Cuckooflower Cuck"oo*flow`er (-flou`?r), n. (Bot.) A species of {Cardamine} ({Cardamine pratensis}), or lady's smock. Its leaves are used in salads. Also, the ragged robin ({Lychnis Flos-cuculi}). [1913 Webster]

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  • cuckooflower — [ko͞o′ko͞o΄flou΄ər, ] also [, kook′o͞oflou΄ər] n. 1. a bitter cress (Cardamine pratensis) bearing white or rose flowers; lady s smock 2. RAGGED ROBIN: Also cuckoo flower …   English World dictionary

  • cuckooflower — noun Date: 1578 1. a bitter cress (Cardamine pratensis) of Eurasia and North America 2. ragged robin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cuckooflower — /kooh kooh flow euhr, kook ooh /, n. any of various plants, as the lady s smock or the ragged robin. [1570 80; CUCKOO + FLOWER, so called because it is found in bloom when the cuckoo is heard] * * * …   Universalium

  • cuckooflower — noun a) Either of two flowering plants b) ladys smock Cardamine pratensis …   Wiktionary

  • cuckooflower — n. (Botany) various plants of the European and American bitter cress (such as the lady s smock, ragged robin, meadow cress) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cuckooflower — noun a spring flowering plant with pale lilac flowers, growing in damp habitats. [Cardamine pratensis.] Origin C16: so named because it flowers at the time of year when the cuckoo is first heard calling …   English new terms dictionary

  • cuckooflower — cuck•oo•flow•er [[t]ˈku kuˌflaʊ ər, ˈkʊk u [/t]] n. pln any of various plants, as the lady s smock or ragged robin, whose time of blooming is associated with the cuckoo s spring call • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • cuckooflower — /ˈkʊkuflaʊə/ (say kookoohflowuh) noun any of various plants, as the ragged robin …   Australian English dictionary

  • cuckooflower — noun a bitter cress of Europe and America • Syn: ↑lady s smock, ↑cuckoo flower, ↑meadow cress, ↑Cardamine pratensis • Hypernyms: ↑bittercress, ↑bitter cress …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cardamine pratensis — Cuckooflower Cuck oo*flow er ( flou ?r), n. (Bot.) A species of {Cardamine} ({Cardamine pratensis}), or lady s smock. Its leaves are used in salads. Also, the ragged robin ({Lychnis Flos cuculi}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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