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gay-wings gay-wings n. A common trailing perennial milkwort ({Polygala paucifolia}) of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals.

Syn: flowering wintergreen, gaywings, bird-on-the-wing, fringed polygala, {Polygala paucifolia}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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