pincushion flower
noun Date: 1856 any of several scabiouses (especially Scabiosa atropurpurea, S. caucasica, or S. columbaria)

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  • pincushion flower — noun Old World annual having fragrant purple to deep crimson flower heads; naturalized in United States • Syn: ↑sweet scabious, ↑mournful widow, ↑Scabiosa atropurpurea • Hypernyms: ↑scabious, ↑scabiosa * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • pincushion flower — raudonoji žvaigždūnė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Scabiosa atropurpurea angl. mournful widow; pincushion flower; sweet scabiosa vok. Purpur Skabiose; Samtblume rus. скабиоза красная; скабиоза темнопурпуровая lenk. driakiew… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • pincushion flower — 1. scabious2 (def. 1). 2. any of various shrubs of the genus Leucospermum, native to southern Africa, having yellow or reddish flowers. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • pincushion cactus — any of various low growing, spiny cacti of the genus Mammillaria. [1915 20, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant genus       any species of the genus Coryphantha, family Cactaceae, and the straight spined species of the genus Mammillaria.       Coryphantha… …   Universalium

  • pincushion hakea — noun tall straggling shrub with large globose crimson yellow flowers; western Australia • Syn: ↑cushion flower, ↑Hakea laurina • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Hakea, ↑genu …   Useful english dictionary

  • cushion flower — noun tall straggling shrub with large globose crimson yellow flowers; western Australia • Syn: ↑pincushion hakea, ↑Hakea laurina • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Hakea, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scabious — scabious1 /skay bee euhs/, adj. 1. covered with or consisting of scabs; scabby. 2. pertaining to or of the nature of scabies. [1595 1605; SCABI(ES) + OUS] scabious2 /skay bee euhs/, n. 1. Also called pincushion flower. any …   Universalium

  • Scabiosa — Taxobox name = Scabiosa image width = 250px image caption = Scabiosa columbaria Pink Mist regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Dipsacales familia = Dipsacaceae genus = Scabiosa subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • Caucasian scabious — Taxobox name = Caucasian scabious image width = 250px image caption = Scabiosa caucasica Perfecta alba regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Dipsacales familia = Dipsacaceae genus = Scabiosa species = S.… …   Wikipedia

  • sweet scabious — noun Old World annual having fragrant purple to deep crimson flower heads; naturalized in United States • Syn: ↑pincushion flower, ↑mournful widow, ↑Scabiosa atropurpurea • Hypernyms: ↑scabious, ↑scabiosa * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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