Saint-Catherine's flower

Saint-Cath·​er·​ine's flower | \ -ˈkath(ə)rə̇nz- \

Definition of Saint-Catherine's flower

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

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History and Etymology for Saint-Catherine's flower

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

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“Saint-Catherine's flower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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