water pimpernel
noun Date: circa 1760 either of two small white-flowered herbs (Samolus valerandi of Eurasia and S. parviflorus syn. S. floribundus of America) of the primrose family that grow in wet places

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  • water pimpernel — n. 1. either of two small, white flowered plants (Samolus floribundus or S. valerandi) of the primrose family, usually found along the edges of brooks 2. scarlet pimpernel: see PIMPERNEL …   English World dictionary

  • Water pimpernel — Pimpernel Pim per*nel, n. [F. pimprenelle; cf. Sp. pimpinela, It. pimpinella; perh. from LL. bipinnella, for bipinnula two winged, equiv. to L. bipennis; bis twice + penna feather, wing. Cf. {Pen} a feather.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water pimpernel — Wa ter pim per*nel (Bot.) A small white flowered shrub; brookweed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water pimpernel — noun a white flowered aquatic plant of the genus Samolus • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic plant, ↑water plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Hyponyms: ↑brookweed, ↑Samolus valerandii, ↑Samolus parviflorus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • water pimpernel — 1. the brookweed. 2. the pimpernel, Anagallis arvensis. * * * …   Universalium

  • water pimpernel — wa′ter pim pernel n. pln the pimpernel Anagallis arvensis[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • water-pimpernel — n. Brookweed …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Pimpernel — Pim per*nel, n. [F. pimprenelle; cf. Sp. pimpinela, It. pimpinella; perh. from LL. bipinnella, for bipinnula two winged, equiv. to L. bipennis; bis twice + penna feather, wing. Cf. {Pen} a feather.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Anagallis}, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water plant — noun a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth • Syn: ↑aquatic plant, ↑hydrophyte, ↑hydrophytic plant • Derivationally related forms: ↑hydrophytic (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • water speedwell — šaltininė veronika statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bervidinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Veronica anagallis aquatica), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Afrikoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Veronica anagallis aquatica angl. blue water… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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