Definition of dancing-girls

: an East Indian herb (Mantisia saltatoria) sometimes cultivated in greenhouses for its purple-and-yellow flowers

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History and Etymology for dancing-girls

so called from the fancied resemblance of the flowers to ballet dancers

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“Dancing-girls.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dancing-girls. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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