meadow beauty
noun Date: 1840 any of a genus (Rhexia of the family Melastomaceae, the meadow-beauty family) of perennial North American herbs with showy solitary or cymose flowers

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  • Meadow beauty — Meadow Mead ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. Fat meadow ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadow beauty — ☆ meadow beauty n. any of a genus (Rhexia) of perennial North American plants of the melastome family, with pink or lavender flowers and large stamens …   English World dictionary

  • meadow beauty — noun any of several plants of the genus Rhexia usually having pink purple to magenta flowers; eastern North America • Syn: ↑deer grass • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Member Holonyms: ↑Rhexia, ↑genus Rhexia * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • meadow beauty — any of several North American plants of the genus Rhexia, esp. R. mariana or R. virginica, having showy rose pink flowers with eight prominent bright yellow stamens. Also called deer grass. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • meadow beauty — mead′ow beau ty n. pln any of several North American plants of the genus Rhexia, family Melastomataceae, with rose pink flowers and large yellow stamens • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • meadow-beauty family — noun a family of trees and bushes and herbs of order Myrtales; many are cultivated as ornamentals • Syn: ↑Melastomataceae, ↑family Melastomataceae, ↑Melastomaceae, ↑family Melastomaceae • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meadow — Mead ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. Fat meadow ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meadow foxtail — Meadow Mead ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. Fat meadow ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meadow hay — Meadow Mead ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. Fat meadow ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meadow hen — Meadow Mead ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. Fat meadow ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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