Saint–Catherine's flower

noun Saint–Cath·er·ine's flower \-ˈkath(ə)rə̇nz-\

Definition of Saint–Catherine's flower

  1. 1 [so called from the fancied resemblance of the styles to the spikes on Catherine's wheel] :  love-in-a-mist 1

  2. 2 :  poinsettia

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Origin and Etymology of saint–catherine's flower

after St. Catherine of Alexandria †about 307 Christian martyr who was tortured on a spiked wheel

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capable of being understood in two ways

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