catch·​fly | \ ˈkach-ˌflī How to pronounce catchfly (audio) , ˈkech-\

Definition of catchfly

: any of various plants (as of the genera Lychnis and Silene) of the pink family often with viscid stems

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At Farm Tomita, wide streaks of the purple herb grow in tandem with fields of baby’s breath, red poppies, pink garden catchflies, and orange poppies—creating a dazzling rainbow that at first appears Photoshopped. Alex Schechter, Smithsonian, "12 Mesmerizing Places to Watch Flowers Bloom," 3 Mar. 2017

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1597, in the meaning defined above

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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