spring beauty
noun Date: 1821 any of a genus (Claytonia) of herbs of the purslane family; especially one (C. virginica) of North America that sends up in early spring a usually 2-leaved stem bearing delicate pink flowers

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  • Spring beauty — Spring Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spring beauty — ☆ spring beauty n. CLAYTONIA …   English World dictionary

  • spring-beauty — virgininė kleitonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Portulakinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Claytonia virginica), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Claytonia virginica angl. eastern spring beauty; spring beauty šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • spring beauty — Claytonia Clay*to ni*a, prop. n. [Named after Dr. John Clayton, an American botanist.] (Bot.) An American genus of perennial herbs with delicate blossoms; sometimes called {spring beauty}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spring beauty — any American spring plant belonging to the genus Claytonia, of the purslane family, esp. C. virginica, having an elongated cluster of white flowers tinged with pink. [1815 25, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant       (species Claytonia virginica), small,… …   Universalium

  • spring beauty — noun Any of various species of flowering plant of the genus Claytonia, primarily native to the Americas and northeastern Asia …   Wiktionary

  • spring beauty — noun small slender plant having one pair of succulent leaves at the middle of the stem and a loose raceme of white or pink or rose bowl shaped flowers and an edible corm • Syn: ↑Clatonia lanceolata • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eastern spring-beauty — virgininė kleitonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Portulakinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Claytonia virginica), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Claytonia virginica angl. eastern spring beauty; spring beauty šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Carolina spring beauty — noun similar to Claytonia virginica but having usually pink flowers; eastern North America • Syn: ↑Claytonia caroliniana • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Claytonia, ↑genus Claytonia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Virginia spring beauty — noun small cormous perennial grown for its low rosette of succulent foliage and racemes of pink tinged white flowers; eastern North America • Syn: ↑Claytonia virginica • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Claytonia, ↑genus Claytonia …   Useful english dictionary

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