pinxter flower
noun Etymology: Dutch pinkster Whitsuntide Date: 1857 a deciduous pink-flowered azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides syn. R. nudiflorum) native to rich moist woodlands of eastern North America

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  • pinxter flower — ☆ pinxter flower [piŋk′stər ] n. [so named from blossoming at PINKSTER] a variety of azalea (Rhododendron nudiflorum) with pink, sweet smelling flowers, purplish red at the base …   English World dictionary

  • pinxter flower — noun also pinxter bloom or pinxter or pinkster flower Etymology: pinxter, pinkster from Dutch pinkster Whitsuntide more at pinkster : a deciduous pink flowered azalea (Rhododendro …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinxter flower — a wild azalea, Rhododendron periclymenoides, of the U.S., having pink or purplish flowers. Also, pinkster flower. Also called wild honeysuckle. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinxter flower — pinx′ter flow er [[t]ˈpɪŋk stər[/t]] n. pln a wild azalea, Rhododendron nudiflorum, of the U.S., having pink or purplish flowers • Etymology: 1865–70, amer.; dial. (Hudson Valley)PinksterWhitsuntide < DPinksteren …   From formal English to slang

  • pinxter bloom — noun see pinxter flower …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinxter — Pinkster Pink ster, n. [D. pinkster, pinksteren, fr. Gr. ?. See {Pentecost}.] Whitsuntide. [Written also {pingster} and {pinxter}.] [1913 Webster] {Pinkster flower} (Bot.), the rosy flower of the {Azalea nudiflora}; also, the shrub itself; called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pinxter blomachee — Pinkster Pink ster, n. [D. pinkster, pinksteren, fr. Gr. ?. See {Pentecost}.] Whitsuntide. [Written also {pingster} and {pinxter}.] [1913 Webster] {Pinkster flower} (Bot.), the rosy flower of the {Azalea nudiflora}; also, the shrub itself; called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinkster flower — variant of pinxter flower * * * pinkster flower, = pinxter flower. (Cf. ↑pinxter flower) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinkster flower — ☆ pinkster flower [piŋk′stər ] n. PINXTER FLOWER * * * …   Universalium

  • pinkster flower — ☆ pinkster flower [piŋk′stər ] n. PINXTER FLOWER …   English World dictionary

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