Saint-Catherine's flower


Saint-Cath·​er·​ine's flower
[so called from the fancied resemblance of the styles to the spikes on Catherine's wheel] : love-in-a-mist sense 1

Word History


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 14 Apr. 2024.

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