marsh pink

noun

Definition of marsh pink

: any of several North American herbs (genus Sabatia, especially S. stellaris) of the gentian family with usually white or rose-pink, cymose flowers

called also sea pink

First Known Use of marsh pink

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Marsh pink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marsh%20pink. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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