noun Date: circa 1818 a prostrate subshrub (Linnaea borealis) of the honeysuckle family that is found in cool regions of the northern hemisphere and has fragrant usually pink flowers

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  • twinflower — ☆ twinflower [twin′flou΄ər ] n. a trailing plant (Linnaea borealis) of the honeysuckle family, with glossy leaves and small, fragrant, pink, bell shaped flowers growing in pairs …   English World dictionary

  • twinflower — noun creeping evergreen subshrub of the northern parts of Europe and Asia with delicate fragrant tubular bell shaped usually pink flowers borne in pairs • Syn: ↑Linnaea borealis • Hypernyms: ↑subshrub, ↑suffrutex • Hyponyms: ↑American twinflower …   Useful english dictionary

  • twinflower — /twin flow euhr/, n. either of two slender, creeping, evergreen, caprifoliaceous plants, Linnaea borealis, of Europe, or L. americana, of North America, having pink or purplish nodding flowers borne in pairs on threadlike stalks. [1810 20, Amer.; …   Universalium

  • twinflower — noun Linnaea borealis, a woodland subshrub with opposite evergreen rounded oval leaves and pendulous pink flowers that occur in pairs …   Wiktionary

  • twinflower — noun a slender evergreen trailing plant with pairs of very small trumpet shaped pink flowers in the leaf axils, native to northern coniferous woodland. [Linnaea borealis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • twinflower — twin•flow•er [[t]ˈtwɪnˌflaʊ ər[/t]] n. pln a North American creeping plant, Linnaea americana, of the honeysuckle family, that has nodding flowers borne in pairs • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • twinflower — /ˈtwɪnflaʊə/ (say twinflowuh) noun a slender, creeping, evergreen plant, Linnaea borealis, of Europe, or the American L. americana, with pink or purplish nodding flowers borne in pairs on thread like peduncles …   Australian English dictionary

  • American twinflower — noun similar to the twinflower of northern Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑Linnaea borealis americana • Hypernyms: ↑twinflower, ↑Linnaea borealis • Member Holonyms: ↑Linnaea, ↑genus Linnaea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linnaea borealis — ID 47909 Symbol Key LIBO3 Common Name twinflower Family Caprifoliaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Linnaea — Taxobox name = Twinflower image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Dipsacales familia = Caprifoliaceae (Linnaeaceae) genus = Linnaea genus authority = Gronov. species = L. borealis binomial =… …   Wikipedia

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